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Manuscript Resources on The Civil War

This guide describes collections documenting the Civil War in the Lower Mississippi Valley, including the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. The guide includes not only materials from the war years (1861-1865) themselves, but also materials from later periods containing manuscript sources for Civil War history. Thus such sources as post-war reminiscences and records of veterans' groups--materials dealing with the war as memory and experience--will be found alongside soldiers' and civilians' letters, diaries, and daybooks from the war itself. In addition, the guide includes collections of papers of Louisiana and other area soldiers who fought outside of the Lower Mississippi Valley.

LSU's holdings of Civil War manuscripts make LLMVC a rich treasure-trove for researchers. Many researchers are studying these documents from new perspectives, to see what they have to tell us about women's experiences on the home front and about Louisiana's African Americans, a significant number of whom fought for the Union. Louisiana played a central role in the war, with the fall of Port Hudson in July 1863 a critical event. Much of the state was long occupied by Union forces, and LLMVC contains the papers of numerous Union as well as Confederate soldiers. Other areas of strength include materials documenting the siege of Vicksburg, the Battle of Shiloh, and the Red River campaign.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog,which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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  • Paxson, Charles, died 1880. A slave girl from New Orleans carte-de-visite, circa 1864. 1 photograph. Location: MISC:S. Charles Paxson was a photographer in New York during the 1860s. He created carte-de-visite photographs and was one of a few photographers who took photographs of emancipated slaves for Major General Nathaniel P. Banks' campaign to raise funds for emancipated slaves in Louisiana. The carte-de-visite, titled "A Slave Girl from New Orleans" (1864), features the image of a very Caucasian looking African American, Rebecca, from New Orleans. Rebecca was a recently emancipated slave of her white father from New Orleans. New Orleans was under the command of the Union Army's Major General Nathaniel P. Banks. Rebecca was one of eight slaves from New Orleans to tour the North and raise funds for Banks' work in Louisiana. Carte-de-visites, like this one, were sold to raise that money and the back of the carte-de-visite states the sales money was "devoted to the education of colored people in the department of the Gulf." Mss. 5102.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • A Song for the Ladies broadside, [ca. 1863]. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. The author of the broadside, "Bones," was a drummer in Company G of the 77th Illinois Infantry Regiment, formerly of the 130th Illinois. Lyrics compare virtues of soldiers to flaws of men who stayed at home. Mss. 4290For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • A. F. Whelan Diary, 1865-1866 One vol. Location: G:20. A.F. Whelan served in the U.S. Army, 3rd Michigan Cavalry, Co. Diary concerns the final days of the war, with entries on Lincoln's assassination, capture of Jefferson Davis, and the steamship, SULTANA. Entries refer to insubordination, desertion and prisoners, and General Sheridan's march to Texas. Mss. 4747For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Abstract of wages paid to teachers employed in city colored schools, Memphis, Tennessee, 1864 December. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. Abstract signed by T. A. Walker, captain, 63rd United States Colored Infantry, listing wages to teachers in African American schools in Memphis, Tennessee, administered by the Freedman's Department during the Union occupation. Mss. 3092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education    
  • Account of the Red River Expedition, ca. 1890. 1 item (28 pages). Location: Misc:A. Union soldier in the Civil War, a Vermont native in Nim's 2nd Massachusetts Battery. Anonymously written account of the Red River Expedition in Louisiana. The writer speculates about the reasons for and possible outcomes of the expedition and comments on generals Butler and Banks. Mss. 3422.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Achord, M. H. Map, 1931. 1 item. Location: OS:A. Map drawn from memory by M. H. Achord depicting an area on the boundary of East Baton Rouge Parish and Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The map indicates that a Civil War skirmish or other war-related incident took place in this area. Available on University Publications of America microfilm 5735: Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Adams, George D. Letter, 1864. 1 item (4 pages). Location: Misc:A. Federal soldier encamped at Morganza, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Adams' letter to his brother describes the confiscation of United States mail by the Confederate navy and equipment left at Morganza by the Union army upon its departure for Little Rock, Arkansas. The letter also describes preparations made by the Union army at Morganza in anticipation of a Confederate attack. Mss. 1220.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Adams, Israel L., 1801-1860. Family Papers, 1813-1890 (bulk 1852-1866). 0.5 linear ft. (505 items, 1 ms. Vol.). Location: Y:83, Mss. Mf.:A, E:Imprints. Merchant and farmer of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection consists of correspondence, bills, receipts, and printed items. Letters of the Adams children and others describe the Civil War in Arkansas and Mississippi. Some letters describe experiences of an immigrant cotton farmer in Sao Paulo, Brazil; other papers relate to German immigrants. Some letters in German. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. Mss. 3637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     German-language     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Adams, John Q. Letter, 1864 June 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Captain of the 29th Maine Volunteers during the Civil War. Letter from Morganza, Louisiana, to Major General J. J. Reynolds, commanding U.S. forces in the field, requesting that a deserter be returned to his regiment with full pay. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868. Papers, 1807-1876 (bulk 1842-1868). 12 linear feet, 43 mss. volumes, 6 printed volumes. Location: W:110-121, J:25, OS:A. Native of Scotland who established one of the first commercial nurseries in the South and published widely on scientific and agricultural subjects. He also published the Southern Rural Almanac and Plantation Garden Calendar from 1845 to the 1860s. Early papers concern Affleck's family in Scotland. Papers from 1842 to 1859 pertain to the management of Affleck's wife's plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, his commercial nursery, and his service as agricultural editor of several newspapers. Civil War letters by Affleck's sons describe battles, camp life, and troop movements. Post-Civil War papers describe Affleck's agricultural and speculative enterprises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3, 4, 1110, 1263, 1264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations    
  • Allaire, Charles B. Letter, 1863 March 4. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. Soldier in the Union army who served in Louisiana during the Civil War. Allaire's letter to a professor, sent from an army camp at Lake Providence, Louisiana, includes a description of waterways in the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866, Broadside. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Broadside announcing public speaking by Colonel Henry Watkins Allen and Thomas C. W. Ellis at the East Feliciana Parish Court House in Clinton, Louisiana, on October 4, by order of the American Party Central Committee. Part of the Louisiana Broadside Collection. For further information online catalog. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866, Portrait. 1 item. Location: OS:A. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Etched portrait of Allen by Charles B. Hall, published in his MILITARY RECORDS OF GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA (1898). For further information online catalog. Mss. 3620.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866. Letter and related photograph, 1864 July 6. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Letter from Allen to William F. Lockwood, keeper of machinery of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, authorizes Lockwood to loan penitentiary looms to cotton planters in eastern Louisiana and includes instructions for loaning the looms. Included is a photograph of Lockwood. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2867.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866. Letter, 1863 June 13 . 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:A. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Letter announces his departure for Bladen Springs, Alabama, to recuperate from leg injuries suffered in the burning of the Bowman house in Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Allen, William M., b. ca. 1833, Correspondence, 1858-1863. 22 items. Location: E:3. Farmer of Holmesville, Pike County, Mississippi. His sister, Letty, and her husband, John Houston, owned a farm in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana. William and his brother Felix were Confederate soldiers in the Mississippi Volunteers. Pre-Civil War letters from Houston discuss farming conditions, his advocacy of secession, and local social events. Civil War letters to Allen describe skirmishes in Kentucky and Louisiana, and war news such as the shelling of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Family affairs, illness and remedies, and attendance at the New Orleans School of Medicine are other topics in the letters. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 701, 2287.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Alley, Mary, Scrapbooks, 1843, 1862-1884, 1910. 109 items, 3 vols. Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Baton Rouge native and wife of Charles Henry Jolly. Clippings from Baton Rouge papers on local and national issues at the end of the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Topics include politics, medicine, poetry, anecdotes, and deaths of Baton Rougeans. Other printed items include pamphlets on the dedication of St. Joseph's Cathedral and the history of the Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3570.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion     Politics     Women    
  • Allyn, William B. Letter, 1862 Nov. 25. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. William B. Allyn was a Federal officer serving in Louisiana during the Civil War. Written from Camp Stevens, near Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Allyn's letter describes the surrounding countryside, the Federal policy toward captured Confederate sugar, and social relations with local planters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Amacker, Obadiah Pearson, 1838-1910. Family Papers, 1861-1959 (bulk 1861-1865). 0.3 linear ft. Location: U:118. Residents of the Florida parishes, Louisiana. Obadiah Amacker was an officer in the 3rd (Wingfield's) Regiment, Confederate cavalry. Papers include a Civil War diary of Abigail Amacker, and a list of the officers and men of the first company to leave St. Helena Parish as part of the 4th Louisiana Infantry. Confederate records transcribed from the State Library Commission document. A printed pamphlet contains genealogical records. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Amite County Record Book, 1851-1864, 1879, 1895. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:21. Records of the appointed trustees of the Common Schools for District No. 2 in Amite County, Mississippi. Reports from various schools list name of parents, name and age of scholar, and amounts drawn from the public fund. Some minutes are included. For further information online catalog. Mss. 6.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education    
  • Anderson, Harrod C. (Harrod Clopton). Papers. 1849-1888 (bulk 1885-1887). 7 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: F:1, Misc: A. Planter of Magnolia, Haywood County, Tennessee. Papers include a cashbook, photoprints, and diaries which discuss opinions on philosophical, religious, political, and Civil War issues. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 8, 490, 539.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion     Politics    
  • Anderson, Henry. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Union soldier during the Civil War, probably from Indiana, stationed at New Madrid, Missouri. Letter to a friend expresses lack of interest in the cause of slavery and a personal revulsion to African AmericansFor further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Andrews, George L. (George Leonard), 1828-1899. Papers, 1863-1865. 9 items. Location: Misc:A. Union brigadier general in the Civil War. Andrews was appointed commander of the Department of the Gulf in 1863 and assumed command of the Port Hudson, Louisiana, post in 1864. Correspondence from Andrews to his wife deals with the surrender of Port Hudson (1863) and his duties as commander of the post. Two letters describe conditions in New Orleans, Louisiana immediately after the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Andry, M. T. (Michel Thomassin), 1811-ca. 1871. Family Papers, 1840-1882 (bulk 1858-1879). 0.3 linear ft. (199 items). Location: UU:66. Sugar planter of St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes, Louisiana, and resident of New Orleans. Collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers. Letters received by Andry's daughter Rosa from his sons describe their participation in the Battle of Shiloh, campaigns in Kentucky, and skirmishes at Camp Beauregard in the Civil War. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Anonymous Civil War diary, 1863 January 23-September 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A Diary of an unidentified Union soldier recording daily events, camp life, and military action in Virginia and during the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and travel between the two fronts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3210.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Civil War diary, 1863 September 1-December 13. 1 item [handwritten, 13 page fragment]. Misc.:A Diary of a Union soldier on the march or encamped along the Sabine River and in southeast Louisiana. He mentions fighting, expeditions, casualties, Confederate desertions, and the weather. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3328.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Civil War letter, 1863 April 18. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Letter from a Union camp in Baton Rouge describing camp life and mentioning the siege of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2824.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Anonymous Civil War letter, 1863 June 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Union army soldier. Letter discussing the Union siege at Vicksburg, Mississippi, trench visits from Confederate soldiers, artillery techniques, and camp life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Civil War order, ca. 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A Union order from headquarters, Department of the Gulf, requesting the 9th Connecticut and the 14th Maine regiments together with a section of Thompson's Battery be sent to St. Charles [Arkansas] in order to rid the area of Confederate soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1424.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Civil War scrapbook, 1856-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:110. Clippings, mostly from Mobile, Alabama, Advertiser and Register, of poems and Civil War news. Scrapbook also includes fashion designs from magazines. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Anonymous Confederate civilian letters, 1863 August 27 and 29. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Pages from a letter-diary of a plantation owner, possibly the wife of a Confederate soldier, recording daily activities, local news, plantation work, and slave health. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Anonymous Confederate letter, 1861 July 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A Letter written from New Orleans, Louisiana describing a method of blocking the Mississippi River to federal military boats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Anonymous Confederate Officer's letter. 1 item. Location:32:80. Mss. 3941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Confederate poems, ca. 1864. (2 pages). Location: Misc.:A. Anonymous poems titled 'Somebody's Darling,' 'Waiting,' and 'The Picket Guard' deal with war themes, death, and the Southern struggle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous Confederate scrapbook, undated. 1ms. Vol. Location: M:18. Scrapbook of prints from engravings of Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, his cabinet, and his generals; and 5 newspaper clippings referring to incidents concerning Davis during Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous journal, 1860-1866. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:2. Journal of a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, written as a midshipman on board the U. S. S. Congress. The journal contains the author's reasons for entering the Navy, information and opinions of Naval officers concerning the U.S. Naval Academy and its graduates, and definitions of duties of a seaman on a ship. The reverse side contains law lectures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letter, [1863] October 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from a Southern woman who had lived in New York City prior to the Civil War compares the changes that have been made during the Civil War and in particular mentions sermons of abolitionist Dr. Henry Whitney Bellows. She also describes the problems encountered in passing through Fortress Monroe under a flag of truce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1861 March 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Personal letter from 'Georgie,' New Orleans, Louisiana, to 'Caroline,' relating family news and social activities. Mss. 636.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1863 August 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from a young woman residing near Campbell County Court House, Virginia, reporting that a cousin, Robert Andrews, had distinguished himself at Winchester and had been wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Sarah, apparently a young girl and resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, written upon her return from a trip to New York City, commenting on a minstrel show in New Orleans, Louisiana, and expressing interest in the New York presidential election returns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     Women    
  • Anonymous letters, 1861. 3 items. Location: Misc.:A. Letters from Vermont Representative William W. B_____, attending a session of the state legislature, relating accounts of personal and official activities to his wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Letters, 1861-1863. 8 items. Location: Misc. Letters of a private serving in the 18th New York Volunteers written from Camp King, Little River Turnpike, Camp Jackson, and White Oak Church, Virginia, to Cousin Eliza of Waterford, New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letters, 1864-1865. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Letters from a Louisiana Confederate soldier in the Civil War wintering at New Dalton, Georgia, to his sister, relating personal news and from Natchez describing his reception upon returning from the service and his adjustment to civilian life. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Anonymous manuscript volume, 1858-1877. 1 item. Location: Misc. A. Journal contains notes on the progress of the Civil War and the 'Trent Affair', a diplomatic incident between the U. S. and Great Britain. Other topics include poetry; songs; partial plays in commedia dell'arte style; notes on Renaissance Italian history and notes on Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. Also included are listings for businesses and consulates in New Orleans, and public officials in Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     French-language    
  • Anonymous memorandum, ca 1865. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc.:A. General Robert E. Lee's farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia, April 10, 1865, and poem entitled 'A Mother Waiting for the News.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 219.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous poem, 1864 June 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Confederate love poem signed 'Mystic,' Petersburg, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous record book, undated. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Vital statistics and military records together with comments on the condition, location, and extent of such records in several parishes in Louisiana. Included are lists of Louisiana blacks in units of the Union army during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1855-1857, 1865-1867. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:10. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly of poems published in New Orleans papers, and sentimental engravings. Items are glued over ledger entries (1855-1857). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1861-1936. 2 vols (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected mainly from newspapers in New Orleans and Natchez include materials relative to Reconstruction, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, the Chicago fire of 1871, and steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Transportation     Politics    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, ca. 1900. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Scrapbook contains obituaries of Sadie Patrick, secretary of the United Confederate Veterans Association; sentimental verse; and miscellaneous newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous soldier letter, 1863 September 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. A letter written by a Union soldier in Louisiana during the Civil War describes his unit's march from New Orleans, La., to the Bayou Teche country. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2588.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Anonymous Union soldier letter, 1863 February 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from camp near Belle Plain, Army of the Potomac, under General Joseph Hooker, pertaining to camp life, discouragement among the troops, opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation, and rumors of a conscription law. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous notebook, 1897-1927. 1 v. Location: F:2. Notebook contains handwritten entries and newspaper clippings related to Camp Beauregard, recipes, medical remedies, stain removal, and other items of household interest. Short biographical sketches of James John Audubon and Dr. Francois Autommarchi are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Anonymous Civil War letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc:Anon.A letter written by a Richmond, Va., teacher to his parents, tells of his work as a mechanic in order to avoid the Confederate conscription law. He also informs them of his marriage to a young lady from Wilmington, N. C. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Anonymous Civil War letter, 1863 May 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. An anonymous Union soldier writing from Barre's Landing (Port Barre) east of Opelousas, La., during the First Bayou Teche Campaign describes capturing rebel cotton and sugar; marching from Donaldsonville, through Thibodaux, up Bayou Teche, and on to Opelousas; Gen. Cuvier Grover's losses at the Battle of Irish Bend (April 14, 1863); skirmishing with rebels along the march; sending runaway slaves to plantations around New Orleans; and speaking with freedmen trying to learn to read in Baton Rouge. Mss. 3674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Civil War memoir, 1900 -1930. 1 item. Location: An anonymous author recounts his experiences as a boy in a small town in western Kentucky at the beginning of the Civil War. He describes how the boys in the town organized themselves into a company to play as juvenile Confederate soldiers. He relates two stories of how they enticed locals into their play and how he tried a near fatal trick on soldiers of the Sixth Illinois Cavalry Regiment encamped nearby. Mss. 3975.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Business     Cajuns     Education     French-language     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Armstrong, Ezekiel. Diary, 1862 May 28-December 10. 1 vol. on microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:A Confederate sergeant in the 17th Mississippi Regiment during the Civil War. Diary comments on Seven Days Battle at Richmond, Virginia; sermons preached by chaplains; army marches; a visit to the scene of the Second Battle of Bull Run; the Maryland Campaign; and the attitude of civilians toward the Confederate army. He also mentions participation in the battles of Maryland Heights and Sharpsburg; and the evacuation of women and children from Fredericksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 943.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Arnold, Thomas, Lieutenant. Papers, 1862 April 26. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Confederate navy lieutenant serving on the Mississippi River during the Civil War. Letter from Arnold on the towboat Landis to Captain J. K. Mitchell of the Confederate navy describing an action in which he captured, then lost the Union steamer Resolute. His vessel was fired upon by the Union steamer Defiance. Included is a list of night signals for the fleet, probably Confederate. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3220.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ashlock, Jules R. Papers. Ville Platte Gazette centennial edition, 1958 September 18. 1 ms. Vol. Location: J:24. Special edition commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Ville Platte, Louisiana, with histories; photographs of historic scenes and residents; and articles on recent progress. The volume also contains letters written by a Confederate soldier, Amos K. Anselm, to his mother in 1861 and 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2480.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Atherton, R. Letter, ca. 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Federal soldier stationed in Carrollton, Louisiana, waiting with his unit for military orders. The letter contains information concerning assignments of other divisions and about mutual friends. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898. Photograph, undated. 1 item. Location:E:73. Union general and commander of the District of Baton Rouge (1862) and of troops attacking Port Hudson. Carte-de-visite photograph of Augur in uniform. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Babin, Felix E. Letter, 1862 September 20 and 1915. 2 items. Location: OS:B. Letter from Vicksburg, September 20, 1862; and Chamber of Commerce of Quimper and Brest, France, 50 centimes note, 1915. For further information online catalog. Mss. 1876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Bagby, Arthur P. Letter, 1905. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Alabama native, general in Confederate 4th Texas Cavalry, and participant in the Red River Campaign in Louisiana. Letter recounts his military experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baines, Henry. Papers, 1796-1905. 0.6 linear ft. Location: C:55, 65. Planter of Bains, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and a member of London's Royal College of Surgeons. Baines was related to the McDermott and Maynard families. Collection contains papers and letters of the Baines, McDermott, and Maynard families related to the cotton trade, medical education, the Civil War, and financial dealings. Includes a Spanish land grant of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Baker, John Wesley. Diary. 1 item. Location:32:80. Mss. 3892.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baker, Sarah. Oral history interview, 1974. 2 sound cassettes. Location: L:4700.2. Sarah Baker was born and raised on the Magee Plantation in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and was 113 years old at the time of the interview, which discusses plantation life and the end of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.2.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, Orders of General Nathaniel Banks, 1864 July. Location: E:74. Orders of Major General Banks relayed by Colonel John P. Shertmore to Colonel Fearing, instructing him to inspect the mounted pickets on duty around the city of New Orleans and correct irregularities that currently exist. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3115.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Letter, 1866. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in command of the Union Gulf Department in the Civil War. The letter speculates on the outcome of a possible attack by Banks's forces on Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Letterpress copybook, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: B:12. Congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in command of the Union Gulf Department in the Civil War. Letterpress copybook of official letters written by Banks from his headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, during fall 1863 and early winter 1864. Letters comment on civilian life in New Orleans, freed slaves, and the cotton trade. Mss. 2326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. General order no. 105, 1864 Aug. 1. 1 item. Location: E:74. orders stipulate that all Black troops mustered into the U.S. Army will receive the same uniform, clothing, arms, rations, and other provisions alloted to other soldiers, and that Black volunteers will be granted the same amount of bounty as white volunteers. The order further decrees that Black soldiers who were free in 1861 and mustered into military service are entitled to any pay, bounty, and clothing allowed by law to free persons at the time of their enlistment. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss,1816-1894. General orders, 1864 September 7. 1 printed item. Location: E:74. General Orders No. 122, issued by George B. Drake, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, outlining wage schedules for white and black laborers and mechanics in army employment. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     African Americans    
  • Barel, Leona Queyrouze, 1861?-1938. Papers, 1800-1950 (bulk 1860-1937). 2,614 items, 31 printed vols., 23 ms. Vols. Location: UU:68-72, Q:27, X:97-98, OS:Q, 99. French-language writer, poet, essayist, and musician of New Orleans and New York City. Her father, Major Leon Queyrouze, was commander of the Orleans Guard Battalion during the Civil War. Papers include letters from writers and editors; literary writings and musical compositions; materials on the Anti-Lottery League; and Civil War and business papers of her father, a member of the factors' firm Queyrouze and Bois. In French and English. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 18-26. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1204, 1222, 1278, 1314, 1323, 1335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Barnard, Mills H., 1837-1914. Letters, 1862-1912 (bulk 1862-1863). 9 items. Location: Misc:B. Sergeant in the 25th Connecticut Infantry during the Civil War. Letters include a description of Baton Rouge and the Union occupation of the city, references to the Battle of Port Hudson, and comments on Barnard's duties in the commissary, supplying troops engaged in the siege of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Barrow, C. J. Certificate, 1865. Location: Misc:B. Confederate soldier and member of the Washington Artillery, a New Orleans-based unit in the Civil War. Certificate of Barrow's service in the Washington Artillery, during which he was wounded at Resaca and Peach Tree Creek, both in 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Barrow, Cordelia Johnson, 1816-1845. Family papers, 1834-1894. 9 letters, 1 eulogy. Location: 119:10. Cordelia Johnson Barrow was the daughter of Philo S. Johnson and Anna Maria Johnson of Watertown, New York. She was educated at Mrs. Willard's Academy for Young Ladies in Troy, New York. Following her graduation, she took a teaching position in Camden, South Carolina. Later, she met her husband, Wylie Micajah Barrow, in St. Francisville, Louisiana, when she was hired as a tutor for the Barrow family. The Cordelia Johnson Barrow family papers contain correspondence from Cordelia Johnson Barrow and her descendants. The letters are generally written from either Louisiana or Watertown, New York. Included in the papers is a letter from Martha Johnson Robertson Barrow to her grandmother, Martha Johnson Pope, regarding the family's flight from Baton Rouge to Tickfaw, La., after their Baton Rouge home was taken by the Union Army. There is a eulogy for Cordelia Johnson Barrow written by an unknown author and two letters from Cordelia Johnson Barrow to her family regarding her experience traveling to South Carolina when she was a teacher. These letters describe her "dangerous" trip, including a description of New York City, the steamboat ride, yellow fever outbreaks, the railroad, and the swamp. There is also a letter from Martha Johnson Robertson Barrow to her daughter, Leila, that includes advice on home medical remedies, and a letter from an unknown brother to his sister telling of a bad storm in Baton Rouge. Mss. 5101.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Medicine     Women    
  • Barstow, Henry. War record and letter 1862-1880 (bulk 1862-1863). 2 item. Location Misc:B. Henry Barstow served in I Company of the Massachusetts 4th Infantry during the Civil War. In 1863, he was a prisoner of war in Brashear City, La. Discusses his company's maneuvers from Lakeville, Mass. To Brashear City, La., And describe his experience in the prison camp and subsequent release. Topics include poor health and malnourishment among the soldiers; traveling on the Mississippi River; and general conditions in the camp. Also contains a resolution, April 1880, giving thanks and kind wishes to Rev. W.W. Lyle at the Pilgrim Church and Society meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion    
  • Barstow, Henry war record and letter, 1862-1880. 2 items. Location: MISC:B. Barstow served in Company I of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry regiment. Diary provides timeline of service, including life in a prison camp in Brashear City, La., and poor health among the soldiers. Letter notes injuries for which Barstow will request a pension, farming advice and postwar plans, and officersÆ incompetence. Barstow mentions Port Hudson, and location of camp on loyal plantation ownerÆs property. Also contains a resolution, April 1880, giving thanks and kind wishes to Rev. W.W. Lyle at the Pilgrim Church and Society meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bass, John H. Diary, 1864-1866. 1 item [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Physician. Bass was born in Adams County, Mississippi; was educated at medical school in Louisville, Kentucky; and practiced in Madison Parish, Louisiana. He served as an assistant surgeon in the Confederate Army, mainly in Georgia and Tennessee. Diary covers experiences in battles during the Civil War from April to December 1864. It also contains lists of casualties, medical memos, prescriptions, and miscellaneous accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine    
  • Bass-Farrar Family Papers, 1829-1918 (bulk: 1829-1843; 1858-1867) 285 items. Location: R:41. Papers of the Bass, Farrar, and Richardson families from Tensas Parish, La., and vicinity. Includes material on family matters, personal and professional activities, maintenance and overseeing of cotton plantations before and after the Civil War, life along the Mississippi River, life in Civil War Louisiana, and slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Batchelor, Albert A., (Albert Agrippa), 1845-1905. Papers, 1852-1930 (bulk 1870-1900). 27 linear ft. Location: S:143-170. Personal and business papers, correspondence, diaries, and account books pertain principally to local events, and the operation and management of several plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, including Bella Vista Plantation, Lakeside Plantation, Phoenix Plantation, Highland Plantation, and Normandy Plantation. Early letters among Batchelor family members describe conditions at the Kentucky Military Institute and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, and mention events such as slave insurrections and military operations. Several letters describe Civil War battles, including the 1862 Battle of Kernstown and the 1863 battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. Available on microfilm 5735 and 6061: Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Selections from Louisiana State University ; pt. 5, Louisiana sugar plantations, reels 1-15; Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, Holdings of Louisiana State University, reels 1-2.. Mss. 919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Baton Rouge Arsenal Ledger, 1837-1905 (bulk 1837-1851). 1 v. Location: J:24. Military depot to supply troops in New Orleans and posts up the Mississippi and Red Rivers. Ledger of the Baton Rouge Arsenal Ordnance Department. The entries list accounts with named individuals, articles purchased from them, and the costs, including one account of materials to be supplied to friendly Indians. The last pages are entries of personal and household expenses of Frederick Bohm from 1865-1873. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4752.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baton Rouge Civil War broadside collection, 1860-1864 (bulk 1862-1864). 25 items [photocopies]. Location: MISC.:B, OS:B. Broadsides include a political poster of the Constitutional Union Party; a resolution of the Confederate city government of Baton Rouge; and broadsides posted by federal occupation authorities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2779.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baton Rouge Civil War photographs, 1863. 3 items. Location: H:21. Three photographs taken in Baton Rouge during the Civil War: an African American male in a wagon pulled by mules; Pike Hall; and Garrison Lane. The first is by McPherson and Oliver, and the other two are probably their work as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3272For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans    
  • Battle of Port Republic, [ca. 1900]. 1 item (3 p.). Location:Misc:B.A private in Company H of the 7th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, also known as the Pelican Regiment. In this typed reminiscence,Collins gives a detailed description of the role of the 7th Louisiana Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Port Republic. He mentions General Richard Taylor, Colonel H. T. Hays, and the death of Lieutenant Colonel DeChouiseul. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baxter, Robert Graham. Papers, 1863-1932. 0.3 linear ft. (146 items, 1 vol.). Location: T:15. Robert Baxter was the son of Reverend H. B. Baxter, a minister of the Christian Church, formerly of Lisbon, Ohio. Reverend Baxter established a Disciples of Christ church in Baton Rouge. Personal letters from friends, Baxter's wife Mary, and members of the Baxter family in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and Springfield, Missouri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1819.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Beall, William N. R. (William Nelson Rector), 1825-1883. Telegram, 1862 September 9. 1 item. Location: E:84. Confederate general. Telegram from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to General Daniel Ruggles relating to the defense of the Port Hudson-Baton Rouge area. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3178.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Beauchamp, A. H. (Andre Hamille). Letters, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. Letters from Private Andre Hamille Beauchamp in the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment from Port Hudson to his wife, Margaret. Beauchamp mentions the scuttled ship Indianola and the Essex, Vicksburg, Miss., federal deserters, and rumors of impending attacks. He describes an artillery attack on his position by federal gunboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4305, 4403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Miscellany, 1839-1918 (bulk 1861-1865). 181 items [photocopies). Location: U:13, Map case:D-8, S-1, Mss. Mf.:B. Miscellany consists of correspondence, military records, succession papers, and other documents created and accumulated by Beauregard and family members. Records document Beauregard's military service, his actions during the Civil War, post-war activities, and the settlement of his estate. Family papers include a letter by his father, Jacques Toutant Beauregard (1851), and an undated memoir by his son, Rene Toutant Beauregard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 763, 780, 785, etc.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Family Papers, 1818-1912 (bulk 1850-1880). 671 items, 106 vols. (13 ms. vols., 93 printed vols.). Location: U:10-12, F:3, OS:B. American army officer, Confederate general during the Civil War, and superintendent of the New Custom House in New Orleans. Collection includes paper and items of financial, legal, political, and personal interest. Other items include recipes; scrapbooks; pamphlets; photographs; notebooks; and some papers of the Cenas family. Included are papers on New Orleans related to railroad, improvement, and other city projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 601.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Beck, John E. Letter, 1863 March 7. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Letter written by John E. Beck to Mrs. Margaret Tuckett informing her that her 'companion' George A. Tuckett died of measles at Port Hudson, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Beebe, William S. Papers, 1864 April 17-June 14. 2 items. Location: Misc:B. Union lieutenant, chief of ordnance in the field and assistant chief of ordnance at Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, in New Orleans. Letter from Louisiana in 2 parts. Part 1 from Grand Ecore mentions Beebe taking prisoners in a battle, 'poor Sanderson's' death, and General Stone's departure from the field. Part 2 from Alexandria describes leading his regiment and taking enemy ground. Included is a copy of a letter of General N. P. Banks recommending Beebe to Andrew G. Curtin, governor of Pennsylvania. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Behrnes, J. P. (J. Polite), b. 1829. Journal, 1853-1893 (bulk 1853-1880). 1 v. Location: Misc. This journal of J.P. Behrnes of Irene Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, La., records rains; temperatures; and the planting, cultivation, harvesting, and yields of cotton and other crops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Belcher, F. A. Letter, 1863 April 18. 1 item (10 pages). Location: Misc:B. Union soldier. Letter to Belcher's mother and brother written from Brashear City (now Morgan City), St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. It remarks on fighting in the area, the death of 'Matthew,' and General N. P. Bank's practice of remaining with his troops during battle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3196.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Belcher, Francis A. Letters,[1863 Apr. 1]. 2 items. Location: MISC:B. Soldier in the 4th Massachusetts Infantry, Company D. Letters to his family describe marching and camp life and mentions Port Hudson and the explosion of the "Mississippi." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3966.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bell, Helena Jones, Letter, 1938 Jan. 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Southern civilian during the Civil War. Letter describes Union occupation, the loyalty of a former slave, Union soldiers killing a child, and harsh living conditions during and after the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Bell, James T. Letter, 1864 Feb. 28. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: UU:136. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. Letter from Lieutenant James T. Bell, Confederate prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, to Mrs. Whitaker, responding to her request for information about her brother, Captain John B. Hazard. Bell describes the physical conditions at the prison, the weather, the medical facilities, the Confederate medical staff, and the illnesses rampant among the prisoners of war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3453.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Bell, James T. Letter: Johnson Island Prison, Ohio, to Mary Whitaker, Alabama, 1864 February 28. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Confederate officer in the Civil War. Bell assumed charge of the 21st Alabama Infantry after Captain John B. (Boyington) Hazard died at Johnson Island Prison, February 1864. Letter written to Hazard's sister, Mrs. Mary Whitaker and her husband, Benjamin Andrews Whitaker, describing Hazard's illness, last wishes, death, those present at his death, and general conditions of the medical facilities and the prison itself. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3453.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Bell, John W., Captain. Papers, 1862-1864. 3 items. 1 vol. Location: Misc:B. Captain in the 32nd Alabama Infantry who served in Alabama and Tennessee during the Civil War. He was married to Nancy Bell of Coffeeville, Clarke County, Alabama. Letters to Nancy written from Camp Forney, Alabama, and Lavergne, Tennessee, discuss monetary concerns of the soldiers. Also described are local economic conditions, women searching for food for their children, and women who worked as laundresses. Included is a notebook listing personal items and expenses of John W. Bell. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Bell, William R., ca. 1814-1874. Papers, 1842-1941 (bulk 1842-1874). 78 items, 2 vols. Location: C:6. Native of Scotland, mortician, and owner of Union Stables in New Orleans. Business papers document Bell's stable and mortuary and include transactions with Union soldiers occupying New Orleans. Correspondence with his family discusses economic conditions and the Civil War. Collection includes a photograph of Bell. Mss. 2117, 2118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Belmont, August, 1816-1890. Letter, 1863 September 10. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:B. German immigrant, financier, and diplomat of New York City, who was married to Caroline Slidell Perry in 1849. Letter written to Rhode Island governor William Sprague recommending the promotion of Captain William J. Slidell, giving an account of his war record, and commending him for resisting inducements to join the Confederacy under the patronage of his uncle. Mss. 1557.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Benedict, Edwin Letters, 1862 Dec. 12-1863 Mar. 20. 13 items.Location: Misc:B. Corporal with Company G of the 23rd Connecticut Infantry. Mentions the building of Fort Massachusetts and the presence of female Confederate prisoners at Ship Island, and describes food, camp conditionsand illness, as well as duty guarding Louisa Plantation, his interaction with slaves, and belief war is divine lesson for slaveholders. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Bennett Family Papers, 1862-1910, undated. 220 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: W:25. Residents of Trenton, Monroe, and Plain Dealing, Louisiana. Confederate soldier's letters, from John Bennett, describe Civil War camp life, the Battle of Corinth, and aspects of the Vicksburg campaign. Family letters pertain mainly to children's welfare and education, household management, and social life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2976.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bennett, Ezra. Family Papers, 1818-1881. 217 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:B. Planter and storekeeper of Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters written from Port Hudson and Camp Pratt, Louisiana, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Benson Family Papers, 1775-1969, undated. 2790 items, 27 vols. Location: E:105, Mss. Mf.:B, OS:B. Cotton planters of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Letters, documents, and plantation diaries reflect plantation economy, the administration of secondary schools, the history and administration of the Baptist Church, and civilian and military participation in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2424, 2440.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Plantations     Religion    
  • Bertoli, Nicolas. Family Papers, 1807-1863 (bulk 1835-1855). 22 items. Location: U:20, OS:B. Resident of New Orleans. Succession papers of Nicholas Bertoli and passports for J. B. Bertoli, merchant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721, 737.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Betts, Ephraim. Diaries, 1862 Sept. 2-1864 Feb. 19. 4 items (2 ms. Vols.). Location: J:13, Mss. Mf.:B. Sergeant in the 114th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. Diaries describe Betts' journey from New York to New Orleans, camp life, the assault on Port Hudson. The Confederate surrender, the Sabine Pass Expedition, and events on the boat back to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3433.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Billiu, John L., Civil War Letters, 1861-1862. 12 items. Location: 107:18. Civil War letters written by John S. Billiu of the 4th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry from May 1861 - March 1962. They comprise a first person account of a Confederate soldier's life at Louisiana and Mississippi camps early in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bills, John H. Family Papers, 1825-1880 (bulk 1855-1861). 0.25 linear ft. (103 items). Location: A:17. Postmaster, merchant, and major of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, who also owned a plantation on Bayou Bartholomew, Louisiana. Bills was the father-in-law of Tennessee and Louisiana legislator Horace M. Polk. Personal and business letters discuss lands in Arkansas, dealings with factors, cotton trade, national and Louisiana state politics, the Democratic Party, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and slave customs and behavior. Correspondents include Daniel Graham, James Walker, and Horace M. Polk. Additional items consist of statements of accounts, receipts, and bills of lading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2075.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Plantations     Politics    
  • Binning, Wayne. Collection, 1830-1896. 106 items. Location: U:114. Professor of history at University of Mississippi. Constable's bills of costs (1830, 1832) St. Augustine, Territory of Florida; and other items (1850, 1877-1896) pertaining to the treatment and railroad transportation of prisoners and the insane in the state of Florida. Images of American and European historical figures, largely nineteenth century, include Civil War military and political figures. Mss. 2043.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Politics     Transportation    
  • Birge, N. A. Papers, 1861-1865 (bulk 1862-1864). 88 items. Location: F:12, U:15. Confederate assistant quartermaster at Monroe Army Post and Shreveport, Louisiana, and agent of the Trans-Mississippi Department at Jefferson, Texas. Papers include requisitions, vouchers, and receipts for clothing, camp equipment, transportation, and medical supplies. Included are copies of official forms, routine correspondence from army personnel, and a few letters from soldiers. The impressment of cotton in Texas is discussed in two letters from Lieutenant Colonel W. A. Broadwell, Office of the Cotton Bureau, Headquarters, Trans-Mississippi Department. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 2-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 918, 1036.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine    
  • Bishop Polk Benevolent Society. Record book, 1862, 1865-1868. 3 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:B., M:20. Treasurer's book for benevolent societies at Trinity Church, New Orleans. Entries record the receipts and expenditures of the Benevolent Society. Entries for 1862 give the officers of the 'Ladies Society for the Promotion of Christian Objects.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women    
  • Black, Norman P. Document, 1861. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc.:B. Contract containing the terms of sale by William London to Norman P. Black of an African American slave. Notarized by Tom. John McHugh, of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Blair, Frank P. (Frank Preston) 1821-1875. Letter 1866 July 15. 1 item. Location: Union officer and statesman; associate of Andrew Jackson and confidant of Lincoln. Letter from Blair to John Bigelow, U.S. Minister to France, introducing a Civil War Medal of Honor winner, General Adelbert Ames. Blair requests Bigelow's friendly aid for him. The letter refers to Ames' gallant conduct in battle, explaining that he traveled to France to observe the French Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Blanchard, A.H. Papers 1870-1892. 6 items. Location: 14, A:2. Surgeon on staff of the 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry. Papers are comprised of affidavits and letters written to Dr. Blanchard concerning long term disabilities suffered by soldiers, who had become ill at Port Hudson, La. during the Teche campaign in 1863. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3615.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Blanchard, D. A. Receipts, 1863. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Confederate captain during the Civil War. Receipts for payment of Blanchard's wages by G. Barksdale, captain and assistant quartermaster, at Richmond, Virginia. Available on microfilm 5735: Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boardman, J. G. Letter, 1862 April 8. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter written from Camp Taylor, near Huntsville, Alabama, to Boardman's brother comments on the town of Huntsville and its residents and reports that some of the local residents were arrested and held for the good behavior of the rest. It also describes the departure of Boardman's unit from Tuscumbia, and their burning of bridges to cut off Confederate travel and communication by road. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boggs, William R., 1829-1911. Reminiscences, 1891. 3 items [photocopies]. Brigadier general of the Confederate army and chief of staff of the Trans-Mississippi Department from November 1862 until the end of the Civil War. Boggs' reminiscences, written in 1891 at the age of 62, cover the entire period of the war, from the election of 1860 until his surrender in June 1865. Also included are two obituary notices from Boston and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3058.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bond of James Graham, Marshal, 1863. 1 item. Location: MISC:B. Surety bond issued for Graham and his deputies, one of which was Michael Hahn. He was appointed U.S. Marshal of the Eastern District of Louisiana in May 1863. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4006.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bond, Priscilla Munnikhuysen, 1838-1869. Papers, 1858-1866. 0.7 linear ft. (98 items, 3 ms. Vols.). Location: B:15. Resident of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, poems, and photographs. Diaries record Bond's daily activities and observations relating to plantation life, runaway slaves, social activities, hypnotism, and Civil War experiences and thoughts, including participation by African American soldiers. Available on microfilm 5750: America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Bonner, Samuel C. Family Papers, 1772-1886 (bulk 1808-1886). 172 items. Location: UU:111. Cotton planter of Pickens County, Alabama. Papers include family correspondence describing antebellum and post-bellum social conditions in Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana, including education at the University of Alabama and news about the Civil War and Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1472, 1507.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Bonny, P. L. Papers, 1862-1864. 18 items. Location: Misc.:B. Confederate lieutenant who was commandant of the post at Lake Shore, Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, during the Civil War. Papers consist of special orders and related items pertaining to the destruction of cotton, blockade runners, conscription, and an incident entailing a threat by a U.S. gunboat to fire on the town of Mandeville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1435.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boothby, Charles W. Papers, 1858-1898 (bulk 1861-1874). 1.3 linear ft., 3 v. Location: U:308-309, OS:B, Mss. Mf.:B. U.S. Army captain, customs official, superintendent of education for New Orleans, and politician. Correspondence, military orders and quartermaster's records reflect Civil War and postwar New Orleans. Civil War papers document personal experiences, military engagements, African American soldiers, and political activity. They also document maritime operations on Lake Pontchartrain. Reconstruction papers reflect the local and national political environment. Mss. 4847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Bosley, Hubbard S. Papers, 1825-1947 (1850-1880). 10 linear ft., 39 vols. Location: C:1-5, O:68-70, 98:B, OS:B, Planter of Red River Parish, Louisiana, son-in-law of William A. Powell of Caddo Parish, Plantation records, business papers, and personal correspondence of Hubbard S. Bosley, William A. Powell and families. Included are materials relating to the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 19, and microfilm 6061: Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Part 2, reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Bower, Garner and Harrison. Papers, 1863-1868, undated. 126 items. Location: E:51. New Orleans commission merchants. Letters to a member of the firm at Baton Rouge (1863) and at Natchez, Mississippi (1864-1868). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1388.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Bowers, J. A., letter, 1863 Feb. 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Confederate soldier. J. A. Bowers writes from Port Hudson, La., about camp life, quality food and water, and he tells of Union troops foraging across the river. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bowers, J.A. Letter, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. Confederate soldier. Letter written from Port Hudson, Louisiana, describes camp life, quality of food and water, and Union troops. A certificate, signed by Captain C. Kavanaugh, states James Bowers furnished an able-bodied substitute and is released from military service, For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bowman-Turnbull Family Papers, 1777-1972. 1 linear ft. Location: T:53, OS:B. Family of cotton and sugar planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Papers contains correspondence, financial and legal papers, and printed items reflecting the business activities and, to a lesser degree, the personal lives of the Turnbull and Bowman families. Included are the business papers of Catherine Rucker Turnbull. Two slave lists can also be found (Dec. 12, 1844, Feb. 2, 1856). Printed items relate to family history and historic plantations of West Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5059.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     Women    
  • Boyd, David French, 1834-1899. Papers, 1833-1934 (1860-1899). 9 linear ft., 45 v. Location: D:14-21, vault, U:179, Mf:Mss:B, OS:B. Confederate officer, president of the Seminary of Learning at Alexandria, Louisiana, president and professor at LSU (1884-1886). Papers contain correspondence, including correspondence with William T. Sherman; writings about Civil War figures; academic papers; photographs; financial papers; and printed items. Manuscript volumes consist of school notebooks; memoranda; diaries, including a Civil War diary; morning reports from Kentucky Military Institute and Locust Dale Academy; and a minute book of the Demostherman Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 40, 99, 794, 890, 893, 1400, 1612, 4234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     African Americans    
  • David French Boyd Papers. William T. Sherman Letters, 1859-1891. .3 linear ft. Location: U:179, Mss. Mf.:B, Vault:26. Civil War officers, educators. Letters refer to higher education, political issues, rights of freedmen, Ku Klux Klan activities, and the jetty system in New Orleans. Civil War letters concern Boyd's imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893, 3362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Boylston, William A. Diary, 1864-1865. 1 item. Location:Misc.:B. South Carolina native, Confederate soldier. Boylston provides brief daily accounts of his unit's activities and movements, including his 1864 capture by Union forces, and his eventual release. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bradford, James L. Papers, 1856-1865. 19 items. Location: E:4. Confederate Army captain. Personal letters and bills including a letter from his brother, J. B. Bradford, discussing Louisiana politics. Civil War papers include a list of officers in Bradford's company, a record of an expense account for recruiting officers, record of stores and supplies, doctors' statements noting the health of enlisted men, and payroll account;. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 727.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Politics    
  • Bradly, James Thomas. Reminiscences, 1907. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Confederate soldier. Typescript of James Thomas Brady's article "Naval Reminiscences: An Ex-Confederate's Account of the Monitor and Merrimac Battle." Brady gives an account of his service in the Confederate navy aboard the gunboat Lady Davis, the Merrimac and its battle with the Monitor, and his subsequent service along the Atlantic coast. Brady's obituary and family photograph accompany the article. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3176.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876, Letter, 1860 December 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Confederate general in command of the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War. Letter written from Thibodaux, Louisiana, while Bragg was a major general in the Louisiana militia. It presents his opinions on the role of the militia system and the need for the governor of Louisiana to seek advice of military men. The letter also comments on the attitudes of the local residents towards military service and states that they are poorly equipped. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876. Letter, 1856 February 12. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Confederate general in command of the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War. In reply to a request for biographical information from J. Furlong of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bragg discusses the circumstances of his situation as a sugar planter in Louisiana at the beginning of the Civil War, laments the misfortunes of his 125 former slaves, and briefly describes his military career for the Confederate States of America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Breda, Jean Philippe, 1808-1882. Family Papers, 1776-1921. 1,070 items and 31 vols., 3 mf reel. Location: B:64-65, J:13, 98:, OS:B, Mss.Mf:B, Vault:3. Physician and druggist of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Letters, personal papers, and business records of Dr. Breda concerning his medical practice, Louisiana politics, and family matters; together with correspondence and papers of his son, J. Ernest Breda, relating to the Civil War and politics. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 953, 966, 1021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Politics     French-language    
  • Brent, Rosella Kenner, 1849-1928. Papers, 1902-1915. .1 linear ft. Location: U:210. Daughter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, planter and politician Duncan Farrar Kenner and wife of Confederate brigadier general Joseph F. Brent. Two narratives of Brent's recollections of Ashland Plantation, including a sketch of slave Henry Hammond. She also recounts an 1862 incident in which her father escaped to Bayou Lafourche upon learning that Union troops were coming to arrest him. Three letters pertain to Rosella Kenner Brent's husband, Brigadier General Joseph L. Brent, C.S.A. A 1910 letter describes General Brent's service in the Confederate army. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1167, 1822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Brigadier General Mason Brayman letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Letter to Brigadier General Brayman concerning the living conditions of freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • Bringier, Louis Amadee, 1827-1897. Papers, 1786-1901. 599 items and 14 vols. Location: T:96-97, F:9, OS:B. Planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana; Confederate officer and commander of the 4th Louisiana Cavalry and the 7th Louisiana Regiment. Papers include military records, correspondence and business papers relating to the administration of Hermitage Plantation in Ascension Parish and Houmas, Burnside, and Bagatelle plantations. One letter report that a woman killed a federal soldier in New Orleans (1862); another describes Grand Ilse as a resort requented by Jews. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 1-2, and microfilm 5322: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 43, 139, 544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Brown, Charles L. Letters, 1862-1863. 5 items. Location: Misc.:B. Civil War letters by a Union soldier stationed in Virginia to his family in Waltham, Massachusetts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brown, E. Y. Letter, 1863 April 21. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Letter written while aboard the steamboat, Natanzas, describing the scenery along the Mississippi river, war torn New Orleans, and a visit to a military hospital. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine    
  • Brown, Sarah Goodwin. Collection, 1840-1944. 31 items. Location: U:181, OS:B. Materials documenting the history of Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana. Included are two letters referring to the enlistment of a Northern school teacher in the Confederate army. Mss. 1573, 1986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Women    
  • Brown, Silas H. Letter, 1863 May 22. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Civil War soldier. Letter written at an unnamed army camp in Baton Rouge to his family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4573.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Bruce, Seddon, and Wilkins Plantation Records, 1741-1865 (bulk 1847-1854). 607 items, 6 ms. Vols. Location: S:124-125, J:20. William Webb Wilkins, James Coles Bruce, and James Alexander Seddon, partners in the ownership of sugar and cotton plantations, a saw mill, and a cooper's shop in Saint James Parish and Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Papers include legal documents, bills and receipts, correspondence, and manuscript volumes related to plantation operations and slave matters. Included are photocopies of a Union Army-issued circular and broadsides regarding slave employment and the subsistence of federal troops. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 9-10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Brusle, Charles A. Papers, 1854-1905. 32 items (includes 3 vols.). Location: U:20, F:11. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana; and Confederate army officer; state legilator; tax collector; and sheriff. Papers include a diary, a record book, and scrapbook, primarily concerning Brusle's activities in the Civil War and in politics. Diary contains an account of his trip to the Creek Nation, Indian Territory, to muster a regiment of Creeks into the military service of the Confederacy under orders from General Benjamin McCulloch. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 558, 1605, 1627.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Buck-Ellis Family Papers, 1812, 1826-2000. 14 linear ft and 27 volumes. Location: 16:1-14, OS:B, J:27, Vault 1. Family of educators, lawyers, and public officials from Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Ellis family papers (1812, 1826-1987) are comprised almost entirely of personal correspondence relating to daily activities, politics, health, religion, employment, military service, education, and travel of five generations. Other material includes financial papers, legal documents, speeches and lectures related to the study of law, printed items, account books, diaries, inventories, family scrapbooks, and minute books of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Blue Cross Chapter. The Carroll and Martina Ellis Buck papers (1922-2000) consist primarily of personal correspondence from family and friends, but also include some professional correspondence, primarily from his legal and public career. Mss. 4820.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion     Women    
  • Buman, A. W. Letter, 1865 February 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Union soldier during the Civil War. Letter from Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D.C., describes the routines and privileges at the hospital, and mentions visits to the public buildings in Washington. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Burguières, Jules M., Jr. Papers, 1816-1957 (1911-1915). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: 78:1-2, OS:B, J:30, E:65. Sugarcane planter and researcher, land developer. Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, clippings, photographs, and financial records relating primarily to Jules M. Burguières, Jr.’s involvement in the sugar and timber industries of Louisiana and Florida. Some research material in French and German. The estate papers of Joseph E. Burguières are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1927, 2026, 2134, 2264, 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     French-language     German-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Burnett family. Papers, 1778-1862. 6 items. Location: Misc.:B, OS:B. Papers include bills of sale of slaves; two pieces of private script; one piece of Continental currency for eight dollars; and an 'extra' edition of the RICHMOND ENQUIRER, giving the text of Confederate President Jefferson Davis' inaugural address. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Burnham, B. Letters, 1863 January 4-May 23. 2 items. Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in a regiment stationed at Camp Parapet, near New Orleans, and Fort Butte-a-la-Rose (also called Camp of Fort Burton), Louisiana. His regiment was brought to Louisiana by transport ship. Letters describe the conditions of the regiment's camp, Confederate attacks on transport boats, and a African American regiment stationed near Camp Parapet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3443.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Burnham, Howard and Horace. Letters, 1862-1863. 4 items. Howard Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in an Illinois regiment stationed in Arcadia, Missouri. Horace Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in the Marine Hospital in New Orleans in the Civil War. Howard Burnham's two letters (1862) tell of the number of men ill and in hospitals; Horace Burnham writes of accommodations at the Marine Hospital in New Orleans, African Americans, and sanitation facilities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1181.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Burrows, Lottie. Letters, 1860-1864. 38 items. Location: U:100. Resident of New York. Civil War letters to Burrows from family members enlisted in the Union army. Written primarily from Louisiana, they relate military life, personal health, and conditions in camp; and include descriptions of military engagements in Louisiana and Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4686.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Burruss, John C. Family Papers, 1825-1882. 407 items. Location: C:56,Mss. Mf.:B. Papers of three generations of the family of Reverend John C. Burruss and the related family of Edward McGehee, both of Wilkinson County, Miss., pertaining to the Methodist Church in early Mississippi, the social and intellectual life of a wealthy planter family, religious justification of slavery, education in southern and eastern colleges, and Civil War military service and civilian participation. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics     Religion     Sugar    
  • Burt, Joseph, Jr. Papers, 1856-1876 (bulk 1862-1863). 16 items. Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Papers include correspondence while Burt was stationed in New Orleans in 1863 commenting on military life, Confederate prisoners of war, and off-duty recreation including the shooting of alligators. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Butler Family Papers, 1663-1950. 16.5 linear ft. Location: S:2-S:8, OS:B, Vault. Cotton and sugar planters in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters, personal papers, financial and legal documents, photographs, and printed items. Papers discuss the Civil War; plantation life; Thomas Butler's judicial and political career; and antebellum life in the Gulf South states. Included is correspondence from prominent Louisiana residents and others. Letters from Anna Butler who lived in the White House (1849-1850). Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 13-27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1026.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. Letter, 1890 March 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.B. General in the United States Army during the Civil War. Letter from Butler replying to a request for facts pertaining to the execution of William B. Mumford, refers the writer to James Parton's book, GENERAL BUTLER IN NEW ORLEANS (1862). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. Letter, 1861 September 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. General in the United States Army during the Civil War. Letter, written from Lowell, Massachusetts, to Mr. Haskell, discusses notices written by Haskell about Butler's role in the battle of Big Bethel, Virginia, the first land battle of the Civil War.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3193.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. General orders no. 98, 1862 Nov. 20. 1 item. Location: E:74. The order corrects a previous official report that stated that the 7th Regiment of the Vermont Volunteers lost its colors at the Battle of Baton Rouge. Clarifying that it was not its regimental colors but rather its camp colors that the regiment lost, the order states that the colors will be restored to the regiment. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890. Correspondence, 1847-1880. .5 linear ft. Location: S:24. Daughter of Louisiana judge Thomas Butler and Ann Ellis Butler. She lived at the Cottage in West Feliciana Parish near St. Francisville. The Butlers were sugar and cotton planters. Letters from family and friends reflect the life of the Butler family in the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. Antebellum letters depict plantation life and religious life in the Episcopal church. Several family members served in the Confederate army and corresponded with Margaret, describing the life of army personnel. Later letters illustrate social and economic conditions after the war. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Butler, Thomas, 1785-1847. Papers, 1804-1945. 5.5 linear ft. Location: S:13-S:15, OS:B, J:10, Vault. Judge of the Louisiana Third District Court. Butler owned plantations in West Feliciana and Terrebonne Parishes. Papers include correspondence and documents related to household and business finances, documenting the plantation economy in the antebellum and post-bellum periods. Civil War papers include Confederate military orders and other official correspondence. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 9-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Cable, James B. (James Boardman), 1846-1915. Papers, 1862-1913 (bulk 1885-1913). 0.5 linear ft. (61 items; 1 printed. Vol.). Location: U:106, M:18. Writer of Long Beach, Mississippi. His brother was the writer George Washington Cable. Papers chiefly consist of Cable's published and unpublished poetry and short stories. Letters from Cable to his mother mention his work as an orderly at Oliver Hospital, Lauderdale, Mississippi, during the Civil War. There are also letters from George. Some genealogical material regarding the Cable family and an article about James B. Cable are included. The printed item is a first edition of George Cable's Grandissimes. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1765.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Caffery, Donelson and Family. Papers, 1580-1958 (bulk 1861-1909). 537 items, 39 vols. Location: C:74-75, O:23, OS:C. Planter of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana and U.S. senator. Papers consist of correspondence, genealogies, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, diaries, notebooks, postcards, scrapbooks, and financial records of the Donelson Caffery family. They concerns family matters, Louisiana politics, the Civil War, Caffery's senatorial career, the effects of the Mexican War on the sugar industry, Louisiana oil industry, plantation operations, Jewish hotel guests (v. 4,5) and the removal of Jews from Franklin (v.6). The papers of John Murphy Caffery also reflect his own naval career and the Louisiana sugar industry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Jews     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Cahan, Solomon. Application for discharge, 1863 August 2. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Campbell, Zoe J., d. 1866. Diaries, 1856-1866. 5 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: P:1, Misc:C. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 4-5. Resident of New Orleans; daughter of James and Zoe Lambert Campbell and sister of Lambert Campbell, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Dairies document expenses, condolence visits, and piano lessons. Beginning in May 1861, they deal with the Civil War, including events in occupied New Orleans. Papers also include a funeral announcement for Campbell and a personal letter. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1817-1873. General orders, 1864 September 14. Location: E:74. 1 printed item. General orders No. 48, issued by Lt. Col. C. T. Christensen, headquarters, Military Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, on the suspension of prisoner exchanges and methods to be employed in sending Confederate prisoners to depots in the North. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Business     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • Capell Family. Papers, 1816-1931 (bulk: 1840-1880). 1 linear ft; 30 v. Location: U:299; F:11; OS:C; MssMf:C. Planters and merchants of Amite and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. Eli Jackson Capell was a planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation in Amite County and operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. His son Henry Clay was an attorney in Centerville. Business and plantation papers and legal documents comprise the bulk of this collection. These include land deeds; invoices and correspondence regarding shipping cotton; slave bills of sale; diaries, ledgers, and scrapbooks that document daily activities of Pleasant Hill Plantation; and a daybook from the Rose Hill store. Personal correspondence includes two letters from Jefferson Davis and letters of recommendation written for Henry Clay Capell when he was seeking employment with the federal government. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 56, 257, 1751, 2501, 2597.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Capell, Eli J. (Eli Jackson), 1814-1888. Family Papers, 1840-1932 (bulk 1886-1900). 1.3 linear ft., 16 v. Location: E:47-48, F:11, OS:C, Mss.Mf:C. Planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation, Amite County, Mississippi. Capell also operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. Correspondence and business records of the Capell family and related Crawford family. Business, plantation, and legal papers include letters, accounts, and invoices with cotton factors and memorandum books of cotton and merchandise sold; labor contracts and laborersÆ record book; land deeds; and records from the Rose Hill store. Family correspondence from Crawford relatives (1880-1899) relates geographic, economic, race relations, health, and social conditions in parts of Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Montana, and letters to Capell daughters concern news of friends, personal relationships, and social activities (1865-1879). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 3-5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Card, H. T. Letter, 1863 October 7. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:C. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter written to Card's brother and sister from Glendale, Mississippi, describes travel by railroad through Corinth, Mississippi, life in military camp, and the local landscape. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Carmouche, Annie Jeter, 1843-1921. Papers, 1853-1964. 0.3 linear feet Location: W:18, H:24, Vault 6. Annie Jeter Carmouche spent her childhood in Virginia and New Orleans and lived in Saint Landry and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana, during and after the Civil War. She married Emile A. Carmouche. Collection includes family letters, papers, and tablets containing Carmouche's memoirs. Correspondence relates to social life, the Civil War, and family events. The memoirs recall Carmouche's childhood, the Civil War, and the postwar period. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 5. Mss. 2878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Carpenter, Horace. Papers, 1891, 1896. 2 items. Location: Misc. Confederate veteran of the Civil War and author of an article on the Battle of Port Hudson published in Century Magazine. Letter to Carpenter containing a Union soldier's recollections of personal happenings in the Port Hudson area following the surrender of the city. Also included is a photograph of Carpenter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 546.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carr, Louis F. letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: MISC:C. Letter from Louis F. Carr in Memphis (Tenn.) to J. Currie. Carr mentions cotton prices and his desire to sell and purchase property. He writes about secession, noting that several Northern states are willing to concede to Southern demands, which Carr characterizes as "our inalienable and constitutional rights." Mss. 3975.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carrigan, Jo Ann, 1933. Civil War Collection, 1862-1968. 0.3 linear ft. Location: UU:72, OS:C. Professor of history at Louisiana State University. New York muster rolls, photographs, & publications pertaining largely to the state of New York's participation in the Civil War. Included are postcards depicting Civil War scenes and photographs of maps of New Orleans during the War of 1812. There is also an autograph book containing the names, ranks, and addresses of soldiers in the 10th New York Artillery. Artifacts include Civil War uniform buttons, commemorative ribbons, and a medal. Mss. 2455.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Carroll, Hoy and Company. Papers, 1858, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Telegram (1858) from Jesse Perkins of Jackson, Mississippi, and a letter (1865) from Fielding Brothers of Liverpool, England, to Carroll, Hoy, and Company regarding accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business    
  • Carrollton Centennial Exhibit collection, 1959. 53 items [photocopies]. Location: OS:C. Exhibit created for the Carrollton Branch, Whitney National Bank of New Orleans. Materials pertain to Carrollton, Louisiana, formerly part of Jefferson Parish, later annexed into New Orleans. Collection includes maps; photographs; petitions; reports; city ordinances, regulations, and orders relating to the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad, the Carrollton Hotel and Gardens, public schools, homes, fire companies, the federal occupation in the Civil War, the levee, and roads. The photocopies are made from original items dating from 1832 to 1908. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1623.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Carson, John H., 1837-1911. Papers, 1854-1976. 4 items, 2 vols., and 1 microfilm reel 35 mm. Location:Vault:4. Carson emigrated from Tennessee to East Texas in 1858. He enlisted in the Texas Partisan Rangers Regiment of the Confederate cavalry in August 1862. After his parole on July 24, 1865, he returned to his family in East Texas. Papers are comprised of two manuscript volumes: a personal narrative recounting his experiences in Louisiana during the Civil War and a record book with a list of expenses incurred during his move to Texas. Other items include his parole certificate, a photograph taken with his wife, Elizabeth, and a photocopy giving a short history and list of officers of Crumps Regiment, Texas Cavalry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1960.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carson, William Waller. Family records, 1845-1930. 1 vol. Location: F:23. Residents of Tennessee and Mississippi. Family records include genealogical listings, biographical and autobiographical sketches, and correspondence, all pertaining to the history of the Carson and related Waller, Green, Hutchins, and other families. Included is information about plantation life, slavery, and the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Carson, William Waller. Letter, 1923 Dec. 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.: C. Sergeant-major in the 4th Louisiana Cavalry in the Civil War. Letter recounts his Civil War experiences in northeastern Louisiana, the capture of Louis Dent, the brother-in-law of General Ulysses S. Grant, insubordination and discipline in the army, and the remedies used to prevent scurvy. Carson also describes a failed attempt to capture the United States gunboat, RATTLER, at Natchez, Miss., and he discusses the philosophy of slavery, particularly the fiscal aspect. A typed transcript (undated) accompanies the letter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Carter, A. G. Letter, 1862 July 13. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Letter to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles from A. G. Carter and John C. Miller, Deputy Provost Marshalls, documents actions of Union forces against the inhabitants of the Louisiana parishes of East and West Feliciana and East Baton Rouge. The letter also requests troops to defend the parishes and to plant batteries along the Red River. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4623.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Family Papers, 1826-1864. 67 items, 2 ms. Vols. Location: U:109, Vault. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, photoprints, and a European travel diary. Correspondence relates to politics, slavery, and education in the South, including letters from Jefferson Davis and other prominent individuals. Included is a treatise on 'camp dysentery' written by Cartwright. For further information, see online catalog. Filed under Cartwright, Samuel Adolphus. Papers in Archives USA. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics    
  • Casso, Evans J., 1914-. Papers, undated. 2 linear ft., 1 item. Location: 1:66, Vault. Louisiana historian and author. Papers include manuscripts and research materials for his books, 'Louisiana Legacy, A History of the State National Guard', and 'Lorenzo,' 'The History of the Casso Family in Louisiana'; and correspondence on Italians and other ethnic groups in Louisiana. Included are typed manuscripts and research on the Civil War in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Causey, R. J. Correspondence, 1863 September 25-November 19. 4 items. Location: Misc.:C. Letters from Causey's wife comment on a riot near Tickfaw involving African Americans, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; Confederate farm taxes; and transportation difficulties of sending cotton to Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation     African Americans     Women    
  • Chadbourne, Danville S. Letters, 1862-1863. 13 items. Location: C:72. Private in the 22nd Maine Infantry in the Civil War. Chadbourne's letters relate his experiences while stationed in Louisiana as part of General Nathaniel Banks' army at Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Morgan City, Washington, and Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Chaille, Stanford. Stock certificate, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Stock certificate for thirty shares in the capital stock of the Bank of Louisiana to Dr. Stanford Chaille. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1187.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Chalmers, James R. (James Ronald), 1831-1898. Letter, 1861 [sic.1862] January 3. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Confederate general and United States congressman. Letter to Major General Braxton Bragg written while Chalmers was a colonel in the 9th Mississippi Regiment acknowledges on behalf of the officers of the unit receipt of a barrel of golden syrup from Mrs. Bragg. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. Mss. 2699.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Chambers, Rowland. Diaries, 1849-1863. 7 vols. Location: G:16. Itinerant dentist from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Chambers practiced dentistry in various places, including Yazoo County, Mississippi, and Madison Parish, Louisiana. Six diaries cover the period 1849-1863 and describe Chambers' activities in North St. Louis, New Orleans, Panama City, Panama, Yazoo County, Mississippi, and Madison Parish, Louisiana. The diary from 1862-1863 describes experiences in Vicksburg and includes an account of the siege of Vicksburg. Collection also includes a diary of Augustus Lattz of the 76th Illinois Regiment. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 3-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 839.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Chandler, E. H. Letter, 1861 May 30. 1 item. Location: Misc. Agent of R. F. & P. Railroad Company. Letter from Confederate Army Headquarters, Fredericksburg, Virginia, instructing Chandler to report to the mayor of Fredericksburg the arrival by railroad of all suspicious persons and to detain them for questioning by military authorities. Included are instructions about the issuance of railroad passes to soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2487.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Chandler, Zachariah. Papers, 1861-1864. Microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:C. U.S. Radical Republican senator from Michigan. Papers consist of letters from Chandler during the Civil War and correspondence of politicians and generals. The microfilm represents part of the Chandler papers in the Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 746.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Photographs, 1900. 29 items. Location: W:52. Albumen prints of photographs of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chinn, Jane McCausland. Civil War reminiscence, 1863. 1 item [16 pages, typescript copy]. Location: Misc. Mistress of Fair Oaks Plantation, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and widow of Cabell Breckinridge Chinn. Reminiscences taken from her diary record encounters with Union soldiers and the burning of grain stores. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2647.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Chisolm, A. R. Document, 1861. 1 item [typewritten copy]. Location: Misc. Confederate colonel under the command of General P.G.T. Beauregard during the Civil War. Journal records events before and during the bombardment of Fort Sumber. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 764.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Christian, Bickham. Collection, 1804-1863, 1953-1957. 13 items, 11vols. Location: U:115. Genealogical and historical materials, including muster rolls and military service records, collected for research on the Florida Parishes of Louisiana and the Bickham and related families.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2432.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Christie, William J. Letters, 1862. 4 items. Location: Misc:C. Union soldier in the Civil War probably from Minnesota. Letters to Christie's brother written from Corinth, Mississippi, comment on the occupation of Corinth by Union troops; camp life; the landscape and people of Corinth and Alcorn County; Union troop movements; and the Battle of Shiloh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Civil War campaign maps. Location:Map collection. Mss. 3614.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Civil War cartoon album, 1861. 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:5, Mss.Mf:C. Bound volume of 400 envelopes with printed caricatures of the South from the Northern point of view. Willie Sargent Smith collected the envelopes, which depict such subjects as politics, finances, trade, warfare, morals, race relations, and political leaders such as Jefferson Davis and General G.T. Beaugregard. Most cartoons show the printer's name. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3411.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics     African Americans    
  • Civil War letters, 1861-1866. 21 items. Location:Misc.:C. Letters from Union soldiers describing military life principally in the Virginia area but also in Vicksburg, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 983.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Civil War officer letter, 1863 Mar. 30. 1 item. Location:Misc:C. Letter from officer stationed near Vicksburg, Miss., to his sister. He praises common soldiers as true patriots, and describes the negative effects of war on the morality of both soldiers and civilians. He encourages his sister in her educational pursuits. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Civil War soldiers letters, 1863. 6 items. Location: Misc. Sam White and F. A. Belcher, Union soldiers stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letters to their families describe their sea voyage to New Orleans and encampments at Baton Rouge, Algiers, and Brashear City (now Morgan City), Louisiana. Other topics include contraband slaves as laborers and as military recruits; and medical care. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Civil War New Orleans orphanages receipts, 1863. 2 items. Location:Misc:C. Handwritten receipts of payment from the U.S. Army, Department of the Gulf, to the Female Orphan Asylum and St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, two orphanages run by the Catholic Church in New Orleans. The items reflect the nature of interaction between Federal occupation forces and the local population. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Civil War Photograph Album, 1862-1900. 1 vol. Location: M:22. Album containing photographs of Civil War military personnel, including private soldiers and officers, mostly Confederate. Many of the individuals depicted are identified. Includes photographs of Jefferson Davis, P. G. T. Beauregard, and J.E.B. Stuart. Mss. 2572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Civil War Quartermaster document, 1863 September 3. 1 item. Location: Misc. Quartermaster receipt for purchase of materials for the Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Clark, E., Jr. Letter, 1860 Nov. 16. 1 letter. Location: Misc. E. Clark Jr. in New York, N.Y., writes the Hon. R. Bacon regarding the use of guano as fertilizer and the possible secession of South Carolina. Mss. 4079.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Clark, John C., 1824-1908. Photographs, ca. 1870-1913. 0.1 linear ft. Location: MISC:C. Civil War soldier and officer in 76th Pennsylvania's Infantry Regiment. Collection includes four albumen prints and one tintype of Campbell family members. Also includes genealogical notes and a newspaper obituary for Campbell. Mss. 5033.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Clarke, Powhatan. Diary, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: Misc.:C. Surgeon, professor of chemistry, and aide-de-camp to Brigadier General D. M. Frost during the Civil War. Colonel David French Boyd was a captain of engineers on General Richard Taylor's staff (1863). Diary includes Clarke's round trip from Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to Camden, Arkansas. Later entries by Boyd include his military and topographical notes of the area between Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, and Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Clary, Hiram T. Papers, 1862-1889. 9 items. Location: Misc:C. Surgeon and physician of the 32nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Co. K. Papers include military records concerning promotions; orders to report to Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Little Rock, Arkansas; discharge paper (1864); and a notice from the pension office. Also included is a copy of a document admitting Clary to the degree of a master mason. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Cleaveland, John P. Letter, 1865 May 2 . 1 letter. Location: Misc.: C. Civil War chaplain. John Cleaveland gives a brief account of his military activities from his enlistment to the surrender of New Orleans to Gen. Benjamin Butler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Close, John. Papers, 1802-1872 (bulk 1802-1859). 325 items. Location: U:330. Contractor's agent for the United States Army post at Opelousas and a cotton planter of Petit Bois Plantation, Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from New Orleans merchants concerning orders for supplies and other business at the Army post. Plantation papers consist mostly of correspondence of cotton factors in New Orleans. Personal papers include correspondence from Kentucky and Mississippi and genealogical information about the Chauvin family. Correspondence chiefly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 17-18.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Cogswell, William. Letter: to Samuel A. Christie, 1889. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Brigadier general of the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. Letter recounts the capture of Confederate guerillas (1862) in Virginia during Cogswell's command. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2874.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cohn Brothers. Store ledgers, 1902-1936. 5 vols. Location: G:22. Store in Lorman, Mississippi, founded in 1875 by the Cohn Brothers, a family of Jewish merchants from Alsace. Ledgers include one store account book and four cotton gin books containing names and cotton weight records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4679.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Colbert, William Williams, 1807-1890. Family correspondence, 1859-1877 (bulk 1861-1864). 16 letters. Location: Misc. William Williams Colbert and his family settled in Bienville Parish, La., in 1849. This correspondence by William Williams Colbert, Richard Colbert, William Bonaparte Colbert, Georgia Alabama Colbert, and Nicholas John Sandlin primarily dates from the time of the Civil War and mostly describes campaigns around Virginia. Mss. 4119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Columbus (Miss.) Petition, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Petition from citizens of Columbus, Miss., requesting that Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles, commander the Department of Mississippi, order all able men to enroll in Confederate service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Concordia Parish collection, 1794-1896 (bulk 1800-1860). 235 items, 8 printed vols. Location: U:26, F:12, OS:C. Official records documenting the history and development of Concordia Parish. Includes payrolls of Louisiana military units in the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War, and 38 maps of the lower Mississippi Valley. Photocopies of military pay rolls made from originals in the National Archives and copies of maps made from originals chiefly in the Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 55, 79.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate military board sewing bills, 1861. 2 invoices. Location: Misc. These two invoices to a local military board (possibly in Tensas Parish, La.) record amounts owed to various women for making articles of clothing for the Confederate army. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Confederate military report, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Report recording battles and skirmishes around Richmond, Va. rans Scrapbooks. Available on microfilm 5735: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 1114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate newspaper clippings, 1862 January-April. 8 items. Location: E:Imprints.Clippings of dispatches from Confederate newspapers announcing political and military news prior to the surrender of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Confederate States Army Civil War orders, 1865. 3 items. Location: E:84. Photocopies of orders issued by Joseph E. Johnston and W. T. Sherman regarding the logistics and terms of the surrender of Johnston's command in North Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 736.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States Army Collection, 1863-1865. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 17th. Company E. Muster roll, 1864 February 29-April 30. 1 item. Location: E:84. Muster roll, signed by Captain Joshua N. Tyus, records the company's payroll and lists names and absences of company members. Available on microfilm: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 521.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Army. List of officers, 1864. 1 item. Location: E:84. . A list of Confederate officers employed in the office of the Provost Marshal, Richmond, Virginia, signed by provost J. H. Carrington. Available on microfilm: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 247.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, 2nd. Company A. Notebook, 1863-1865. 1 vol. [typewritten copy]. Location: F:12. Notebook kept by a clerk or adjutant of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry (also called Vincent's Volunteers), contains muster and payroll notes, notes of clothing issued and furloughs received, detailed service memoranda, and miscellaneous notes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 585.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, 3rd. Muster roll, 1862 August 15-October 31. 1 item (2 leaves) [photostatic copy]. Location: E:84. H. Gibbs was a captain in the 3rd Louisiana Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. This regiment was commanded by Colonel J. Frank Pargond. Muster roll records the company's payroll, names of members and their absences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 884.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 16th. Muster and pay rolls, 1862-1863. 22 items. Location: OS:C. John W. Addison and Robert P. Oliver were captains of Companies D and H of the 16th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Rolls of Company D, signed by John W. Addison, and rolls of Company H, signed by Robert P. Oliver, document the companies' service in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 587.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 4th. Fourth Louisiana Regiment muster rolls, 1861 August 31-October 31. 11 items. Location: OS:Confederate. Muster rolls for companies in the Fourth Regiment record payroll information and list names of members, dates of their enlistment, and absences. The muster rolls are signed by the regiment's assistant quartermaster, J. G. Kilbourne. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 23.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Trans-Mississippi Dept. Bureau of Conscription. General orders no. 6, 1863 Aug 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. A printed act of the Confederate States of America Congress with a handwritten order from Brigadier General Elkanah Braken Greer, chief of the Bureau of Conscription, attached. The act repealed certain draft exemptions. The order is signed by William Stedman, a member of Greer's staff. It provides for the detention of persons claiming draft exemptions under section 2 of the act. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4864.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, 8th. Muster rolls and plan, 1865. 12 items. Location: E:84. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. Field, staff, and band member rolls for 8th Louisiana Cavalry, Companies A-I and K, in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1059.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury. Report of the second auditor of the treasury to the Congress of the Confederate States, 1864 Nov. 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Handwritten report by W. H. S. Taylor, second auditor of the Confederate Department of the Treasury, to the Confederate Congress pertaining to a claim submitted by the State of Louisiana requesting reimbursement for expenses incurred for war preparations. The auditor concludes that the state is owed less than the amount requested. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America Army Collection. Treasury department circular, 1861 August 22. Location: E:84. 1 printed item. Circular issued by Carl G. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, for the purpose of selling bonds in order to raise revenues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America Army, Louisiana Heavy Artillery, 1st Regiment Guard Book, 1861. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf:U. United States Army, Louisiana Heavy Artillery, 1st Regiment served at Forts Jackson and St. Philip below New Orleans (La.) in 1861-1862. Guard book details sentences and punishments given to regimental prisoners at Fort Jackson, La. Lists names of the gaurds on duty and names of prisoners. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Confederate States of America Collection, 1861-1865, 1915, 1917. 22 items. Location:E:64, OS:C. Collection consists of correspondence and records relating to affairs of the government of the Confederate States of America. Records concern to economic conditions, the Confederate flag, the courts, and procurement of railway equipment and guns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 80, 893, 1187, 2133, 2142, 2527.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America Collection. Army department of Western Louisiana, 1864. 1 item [printed copy]. Location: E:64. Correspondence between E. Warren Moise, Judge of the Confederate Court, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and Lieutenant General S. B. Buckner, Commander of the Department of Western Louisiana, Alexandria, relating to the trial and execution of a soldier. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2527.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America Collection. Department no. 1. Letter. 1862 February 25. 1 item. Location: E:64. Joseph G. Pickett, Acting Adjutant General, New Orleans. Letter to Major Rainy, president, New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad, requesting assistance in obtaining guns from the Bennett and Surget foundry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Confederate States of America Collection. Quartermaster's department, 1861-1862. 3 items. Location: E:64. Letter to the president of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company requesting someone to handle transportation accounts. Circular on the issuance of transportation coupons to soldiers who re-enlist for military service. Also a letter to H. J. Ranney, Confederate major in New Orleans, requesting assistance for replacement of two engines on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Confederate States of America Collection. Tax receipt, 1864-1865. 3 items. Location: E:64. Receipts for payment of tax-in-kind of rice, peas, and fodder; and an estimate and assessment of agricultural products of Orangebury County, South Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States of America flag, 1979. 1 item. Location: T:78. Modern replica of a Confederate flag bearing the autograph of T. Harry Williams, LSU Professor of History, for student Wade Becnel. Williams's signature was given on the last day of his last Civil War course in May 1979. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3382.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Confederate topographical report of Port Hudson (La.), 1862. 1 item. Location: MISC:C. Report by topographical engineer Leon J. Fremaux to Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles on topography at Port Hudson as it concerned placement of light artillery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Conner, Lemuel Parker, 1827-1891. Family Papers, 1810-1985, undated. 12.5 linear feet and 22 ms. Vols. Location: A:106-117, A:120-121, OS:C, 65:, 98:C, Vault, J:24. Planter from Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, cotton statements, legal and business papers (including slave testimony in an alleged slave uprising, 1861), plantation records, and Civil War papers of Confederate soldiers and civilians, family letters from LSU and Smith College, and First Presbyterian Church (Natchez) records. Also included are papers of Levin R. Marshall, the Sessions family, and Henry R. Chotard; 256 pieces of published sheet music (1824-1883); a minstrel show program (1879); and miscellaneous programs of Natchez concerts and music recitals. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 14-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 81, 1403, 1431, 1475, 1551, 1595, 1710, 1793, 1859, 1934, 1999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     French-language     LSU     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations     Women    
  • Conrad, Archelus M. Papers, 1861-1890 (bulk 1861-1865). Ca. 100 items. Location: E:41, OS:C. Union officer in command of a Corps d'Afrique Engineers company in Louisiana in the Civil War. Papers include military orders, muster papers, charges of military crimes, and other items relating to the 97th Engineer Regiment. It also includes a carte-de-visite showing Conrad in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4126.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • Constable, N. S. Inventory, 1864 December 21. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:C. Captain and acting quartermaster in the Union army in New Orleans in the Civil War. Inventory of furniture and other articles in a New Orleans residence assigned as quarters for troops by Constable. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Cook, Benjamin Franklin, b. 1867. Memorandum, 1948. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Son of Samuel B. Cook, a member of the Kansas Calvary. William Clark Quantrill was the leader of a band of guerillas with Confederate sympathies in Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War. The band was mustered into the Confederate army in 1862. Memorandum describes the murder of Frank Cook and others by Quantrill near Olathe, Kansas, and Samuel B. Cook's challenge to meet Quantrill in a duel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cooney, John F. Letter, 1862 June 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A letter written by John F. Cooney, a Confederate soldier stationed at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, La., to his family in West Baton Rouge Parish, La., mentions a Federal bombardment of Baton Rouge and asks about family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4314.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Cooper, John Daniel, d.1864. Diary, 1864. 1 vol. Location: Misc:C. Confederate soldier from Mississippi killed in Georgia in 1864. Diary containing daily memoranda of military activities and personal reflections, including poems written by Cooper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2728.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Corbin, Robert A., d. 1906. Papers, 1835-1917 (bulk 1870-1898). 1,202 items; 10 vols. Location: E:8-9. Land speculator and businessman of Louisville, Kentucky, New Orleans, and Hammond, Louisiana. Collection includes land sale and business papers. Civil War-era papers deal with Kentucky claims against the federal government. Post-1870 papers with business partnerships with Lucy I. Burgess, including purchase of the Melrose Dairy in New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 6-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Cormier Family papers, 1863-1864. 5 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:C. Residents of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Legal documents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2741.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cotton, George. Letters, 1862. 4 items. Location:Misc:C. Letters by George Cotton to his wife and to a fellow Union officer concern personal and family matters and relate war news, with references to the Battle of Shiloh and evacuation of Corinth, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4744.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:136, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4780.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • COURIER (Natchez, Miss.), 1862 May 22. 1 item. Location: 99:. Single issue on blue paper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Cousinard, Edward. Papers, 1829-1909 (bulk 1863-1875). 848 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: B:140-142, OS:C, O:59. Public official of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Cousinard served as Baton Rouge mayor, parish sheriff, and superintendent of the Louisiana Institute for the Blind. Papers include memorandum books (1862-1869) and a receipt book (1865-1866); a list of members of the Vigilante Committee (1862-1865); and receipts and business letters pertaining to Cousinard's duties as sheriff. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 87.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics    
  • Craven, James W. and M.T. Letters, 1863-1892. 5 letters. Location: Misc. James W. Craven, M.T. Craven, Susannah Craven, and Ella Craven were siblings from Fredericktown, Ohio. Letters sent by James W. Craven and M.T. Craven to Susannah Craven in August 1863 describe their experiences in the Battle of Gettysburg. Other letters from James Craven discuss family matters and his life in Colorado. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4551.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cree, A. B. (Alfred B.). Letters, 1863-1864. 7 items. Location: Misc:C. Captain of the Iowa 22nd Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Letters to Cree's wife, Mattie, in Iowa City, written from the Atchafalaya River Basin of Louisiana. They refer to camp life and military engagements at Brashear City (now Morgan City), Berwick City, the Vermilion River, and Morganza Bend. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4064.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Crescent Regiment descriptive list, 1862 November 26. 1 item. Location: E:84. The Crescent Regiment, also called the 24th and the Consolidated Regiment of Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War. Descriptive list of Captain A. D. Lewis's Company K. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1908.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Currency collection, f1756-1919 (bulk 1861-1864). 275 items. Location: Vault:4. The majority of the currency was issued during the Civil War by Louisiana, individual parishes and municipalities of Louisiana, and the Confederate States of America. Some currency was also issued by United States Treasury, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Louisiana banks, and private businesses. Bills not related to the Civil War were issued by New Jersey (1756), North Carolina (1779), Russia (1918-1919), and include a certificate issued by the Hungarian Fund (1852), a Mississippi and Alabama Rail Road Company twenty dollar note, January 1, 1838. Vignette of steamboats and Robert Fulton and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 965, 1177, 1187, 1294, 3531, 4907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Currency collection, 1864. 1 item. Location: Vault-4. Confederate States of America ten dollar bill, Richmond, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2060-83.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Currency collection,1756-1919 (bulk 1861-1864). 275 items. Location: Vault:4. Colonial currency issued by New Jersey; Continental currency issued by South Carolina; Civil War currency issued by the Confederate States of America, individual states, parishes, counties, cities, banks, and other private businesses or persons. Included is script issued by the City of Baton Rouge; and currency issued by the governments of Japan (Philippine occupation), Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, and Poland. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 965, 1177,1187, 1294, 1508, 3033, 3034, 3114, 3472, 3531, 4883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Curtis, John Calvin. Letter, circa 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. John Calvin Curtis, a native of Bridgeport, Conn., joined Company I of the Connecticut 9th Infantry Regiment in 1861. Letter from Curtis in New Orleans, La describes his experience recuperating at St. James Hospital there, malnourishment among Union army soldiers, guerilla attacks on his regiment in sugar cane fields, the Battle of Baton Rouge (1862), and Union Army maneuvers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Daigre, H. L. Report, 1862 August 12. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate captain and a member of the Creole Chargers in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry during the Civil War. Daigre's report to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles of the Union naval losses on and after the first Battle of Baton Rouge and the names of the ships from Farragut's fleet participating in the burning of Donaldsonville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1495.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Daily Citizen (Vicksburg , Miss.), 1863 July 2. 1 page. Location:99:. Page of a Confederate newspaper printed on wallpaper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2634.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dane, E. Letters, 1862-1864. 9 items. Location: Misc:D. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letters, the earliest of which was written in New Orleans commenting on social and economic conditions in the city. Later letters written in the Teche country of Louisiana comment on conditions in that area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1460, 1493, 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business    
  • Davidson, John M. Legal Papers, 1861-1867. 124 items. Location: UU:111. Lawyer in New Orleans who handled cases for client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoros, Mexico, as well as cases involving steamboats and the United States Commissioner of Claims in Louisiana. Legal papers include bills, receipts, petitions, court summons, acts of sale, and promissory notes of Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in several steamers and ships. In English and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Spanish-language     Transportation    
  • Davidson, Neal. Papers, 1837-1862. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Cotile, Louisiana. Papers of Major Davidson include a letter (1862) notifying Davidson of a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning at the Ice House Hotel, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Davis, E. F., 1841-1899. Papers, 1856-1899 (bulk 1872-1886). 0.25 linear feet. Location: A:72. Baton Rouge businessman who, along with several partners including Thomas B. Brown, formed the Grange Store and the Baton Rouge Cooperative Association. Collection consists of financial and business papers of the Grange Store, meeting minutes of the Baton Rouge Cooperative Association, photocopies of personal letters, and a death and funeral notice. One letter comments on the Civil War in Baton Rouge. Also includes the financial and legal papers of Thomas B. Brown, one of Davis' business partners. These papers consist of ledger sheets and bills for the sale and purchase of cotton, tax receipts, and promissory notes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Davis, George H. Letters, 1862-1864. 6 items. Location: Misc:D. Union soldier in the 26th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War. Letters written to family members while Davis was stationed in New Orleans, Algiers, and Morganza, Louisiana, comment on conditions in occupied New Orleans, Confederate prisoners, and gun boat battles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3328.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Davis, Henry Winter, 1817-1865. Letters, 1852-1866, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Miscellany, 1877 March 17, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Davis, Pliny Earl. Papers, 1842-1896. 21 items. Location: Misc:D, OS:D. Notary of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Personal papers include a family register and two letters from Davis to his son relating family matters, his displeasure over his son re-enlisting into army, scarcity and prices of goods, and run away slaves. Business papers of Davis contain legal documents pertaining to the transfer of property, a promissory note, the resulting instrument of protest when the note was not honored, and tax notices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Davis, Richard M. Letter, 1864 July 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier. Letter describes discipline and lifestyle of troops at Port Hudson, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3328.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Davis, Varina Howell. Photograph, 1849 . 1 item. Location: Vault:39. Wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. 1 1/6 plate studio portrait cased daguerreotype of Varina Davis, possibly taken at Natchez, Miss., circa 1949. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1678.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Dawes, Henry Laurens, 1816-1903. Letter, 1861 Jan. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Letter to 'My Dear Kimball' in Washington, D.C., referring to national and Massachusetts politics and the prospect of war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Day of Jubelo Carte cartoon, 1865. 1 printed item. Location: E:69. Carte-sized cartoon drawn by E. B. Bensell and printed in Philadelphia depicting emancipated slaves celebrating freedom in their former master's house. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Dayroll of cotton pickers, 1864 October 31. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Detailed roster listing names and wages of freedmen put to work picking cotton on President Island, Mississippi, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • De Bow, J. D. B. Letter, 1865 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from De Bow requesting that Mr. Seymour of the "New York Times" write a favorable criticism of a comedy by the Louisiana historian Charles E. A. Gayarre, in order that the play might be brought to the New York stage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Performing arts    
  • De Saulby, A. B. Manuscript map of Baton Rouge, ca. 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Lieutenant of the Engineer Corps. Ink drawn map of Greenwell Springs Road and parallel Benton Ferry Road to the Comite River and Amite River at Denham Springs, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3623.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • DeClouet, Alexandre, Jr. Letter, 1861 April 17. 1 item. Location: Misc:L Son of Alexander Etienne DeClouet, sugar planter, state senator from St. Martin Parish, La., and Confederate congressman. DeClouet comments on the Confederate victory at Fort Sumter and recounts difficulties in raising companies in St. Martinville for service in the state militia and enlistees' statements that they will refuse to leave the parish if their units are so ordered. He also mentions his father's desire for him not to enlist yet and to stay home while DeClouet attends the Confederate Congress in Montgombery, Ala. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Delelis, O. Leon. Scrapbook, 1843-1874. 1 ms. vol., 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:252, Mss. Mf.:D. Schoolmaster and writer of St. Martinville and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Scrapbook of manuscript writings and newspaper clippings, some pertaining to the Civil War and Reconstruction. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Delmer, Alexander. Telegram, 1865 June 1. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc:D. Civil War correspondent for the New Orleans Times in Washington, D.C. Telegram describes the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the persons involved, and their trial. It also relates Jefferson Davis's comments on the murder. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Department of Louisiana Headquarters, photograph of, circa 1865. 1 photograph. Location: MISC:D. The Department of Louisiana Headquarters was located on Carondolet and Julia Streets in New Orleans, La. At the end of the Civil War, the three-story building acted as Union Army headquarters. A carte-de-visite style photograph of the Department of Louisiana Headquarters depicting a three story building with an American flag on a third floor balcony. One the back, there is a revenue stamp and an inscription of the building's name and location. Mss. 5103For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Dickinson, Mary A. Scrapbook, 1861-1867, 1904, 1922. 2 items and 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: Misc., OS:D, P-17. Newspaper clippings collected during the Civil War by Dickinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Dixon, George M. Papers, 1861-1863. 8 items. Location: Misc:D. Merchant of Downsville, Union Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate soldier. Letters describe campaigns and camp life in Mississippi and Louisiana, including the battles of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2616.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dixon, William Y., 1843-1874. Papers, 1860-1905 (bulk 1860-1874). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Medicine     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Doke, Fielding Yeager. Papers, 1849-1910 (bulk 1860-1868). 54 items. Location: U:120. Captain of 9th Missouri Regiment, Confederate States Army. Papers relate principally to Doke's service in the Trans-Mississippi Department of Louisiana and Arkansas. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2215.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Dougherty, J. W., Mrs. Pass, 1865. 1 item. Location:Misc.:D. Pass issued by Headquarters, Northern Division of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, April 21, 1865, to pass the lines and return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women    
  • Dougherty, John A., b. 1809. Papers, 1861-1890. 8 ms. vols. and 1 item (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:D. Native of New York, plantation owner, and prominent citizen of Baton Rouge. Dougherty served as a police juror and as president of the New Board of Control of the penitentiary. Six diaries of Dougherty and two receipt books, one of which belonged to A. T. Prescott. Diary entries report on family, neighbors, acquaintances, and associates; historical events and personages; social activities; and government, law, and health. Also included are entries reporting on the cotton and sugar plantation economy; climate; and dreams. Noteworthy are the entries pertaining to the Civil War and the daily notations on weather. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3528.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Politics    
  • Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). 9 items, 2 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: U:49, Mss.Mf:D. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 8-9. Connecticut native and resident of Louisiana and Mississippi. Autobiography, diary, and writings describe life in New England; with her brother, the Rev. William Kirtland Douglas, near Natchez, Mississippi, during the Civil War; at New Iberia, Louisiana; in various Mississippi towns; and in New Orleans. Mss. 566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Doyle, Ned. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Maine soldier stationed at Ship Island, Mississippi, during the Civil War. Letter describes the natural environment of Ship Island and the conditions of the soldiers at the camp. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Draft of Louisiana ordinance of secession, 1861, 1936. 1 manuscript, 1 letter. Location: OS:D. This draft of the Louisiana ordinance of secession was prepared by Lemuel Parker Conner Sr. and John Perkins Jr., delegates for Madison, Tensas, and Concordia parishes. A letter from Lemuel Parker Conner Jr., dated March 6, 1936, provides a full account of the creation and custodial history of the document. Positive and negative photocopies. Mss. 405.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Drummond, John A. Account, 1913. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. John A. Drummond, at the time a drummer with the Texas Heavy Artillery, gives his account of the Battle of Sabine Pass, Tex., on Sept. 8, 1863. Mss. 3995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dufour, Charles L. Digest, 1861-1862, 1959. 1 vol. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:D. Historian and author.Research notes taken from New Orleans newspapers and other sources pertaining to New Orleans prior to the Federal occupation in 1862, collected by Charles L. Dufour for a book on the fall of the city during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1536.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Duncan, Abner L. Papers, 1825-1866 (bulk 1841-1862) 13 items. Location: Misc.:D. Planter of Baton Rouge, La. Correspondence between Abner L. Duncan and his relatives concerning the management of his late father's estates, the deaths of family members, and issues of inheritance among family members. Also included is an exchange of letters between Leon Bonnecaze, the French vice consul at Baton Rouge, and David Farragut of the U.S. Navy, regarding the bombardment of Baton Rouge on May 28, 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4199.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867. Correspondence, 1817-1877. 158 items, 2 vols. Location: S:120. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence includes letters from friends and family concerning social, political, and economic problems of Reconstruction. Papers include legal documents, bills, and receipts. A daybook includes lists of slaves present at Homochitto Plantation. Included is a diary of W. P. Duncan, son of Stephen Duncan, Jr., describing his travels in France and Italy. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 as the Stephen Duncan Family Papers, Mss. 1403, 1793: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 5. Mss. 1431, 1551, 1595, 1793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics    
  • Duncan, Stephen and Stephen Duncan, Jr. Papers, 1846-1899. 255 items, 11 ms. Vols. Location: U:49, F:17, Mss.Mf:D. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Duncan plantations included L'Argent, Auburn, Camperdown, Carlisle, Duncan, Duncannon, Duncansby, Ellisle, Homochitto, Middlesex, Oakley, Rescue, Reserve, and Attakapas. Correspondence, business papers, diaries, and plantation and personal records of Dr. Stephen Duncan and his son, Stephen, Jr., who also resided in New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 126, 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Dunham, Levi Nathan, 1821-1871. Diary and cashbook, 1854, 1856, 1864. 1 v. Location: Mf., Misc. Levi Nathan Dunham apparently was a soldier in Colonel Issac Harrison's Third Louisiana Cavalry Regiment beginning in June 1864. His diary records his military service in northeast Louisiana between June and August 1864, as well as unrelated accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dunham, Marshall. Photograph album, ca. 1861-1865, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dunham, Marshall. Photograph Album, 1861-867. 1 album (200 images). Locations: E: 65. Union soldier of the New York 159th Infantry and the 77th Colored Infantry regiments. Album consists of images made by various photographers during the Civil War. They depict buildings, structures and scenes in several Louisiana locations, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, and Donaldsonville, and Point Mobile, Ala. In addition, there are images of Union naval ships, officers and crew. There is also a set of twelve John Rogers statuary images created and marketed by Maurice Stadtfeld. Mss. 3241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Dupuy, Helene. Diary, 1861-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Typewritten copy of a diary kept by Helene Dupuy during the Civil War. The diary mentions Louisiana Confederate units and Union activity around Donaldsonville. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Durnin, James and John. Family Papers, 1849-1881. 24 items, 7 vols. Location: E:4. James Durnin was a resident of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and Confederate soldier in the Civil War, serving in Louisiana and Mississippi. John Durnin, a brother, also served in the Confederate army. Papers include correspondence, bills, accounts, clippings of the Durnin family. Correspondence includes Civil War letters of James and John Durnin. Bound volumes include 3 cash books; a minute book of the Pickwick Baseball Club, Amite City, Louisiana; and a notebook with a list of music pieces and some scores. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. Mss. 697.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis Family Papers, 1829-1936 (bulk 1870-1920). 9.3 linear ft., 72 vols. Location: U:52-65, G:5. Sons of Ezekiel Parke Ellis, a judge and state legislator from Amite, Louisiana. E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis were practicing attorneys who were active in Louisiana politics. Both men served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and business papers of three generations of the Ellis family. Civil War correspondence includes letters by E. John Ellis from prison camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Politics occupies a large place in the correspondence and speeches of 1856-1861 and in the correspondence of the Reconstruction period. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 21-22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics    
  • Eager, William Blake, 1824-1890. Papers, 1848-1863-1865, 1874-1900. 21 items. Location: B:64. Surgeon in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Letters concern service in military hospitals in Carrollton (now part of New Orleans) and Franklin, Louisiana; the siege of Port Hudson; and the Red River campaign. Other materials deal with Eager's medical education and a European tour in 1877. Mss. 2826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Eagles, C. A. Letter, 1862 February 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Richmond, Virginia resident during the Civil War. Letter from Richmond to Carrie Zacharie of New Orleans, Louisiana, commenting on wartime shortages in Richmond and the gloomy outlook of citizens. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Easterly, Isaac. Diary. 1833-1865 (bulk 1833-1836). 1 ms. vol. on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf: E. Native of Tennessee, apparently a Baptist clergyman. Diary entries refer to volunteers raised in Jasper, Georgia, to march against the Creek Indians (1833-1836) and include entries and accounts of a blacksmith (1863-1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2301.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Religion    
  • Eaton, Edward O., and Charles Lever. Song, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Sheet music of a Civil War song, Camp Fire Song, with words by Charles Lever and music by Edward Eaton. The song is dedicated to Captain Charles E. Fenner of Fenner's Louisiana Battery and was published by Blackmar and Bro., Augusta, Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Eaton, John Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: MISC:E. Colonel John Eaton Jr. was the General Superintendent of Freedmen for Mississippi, Arkansas, West Tennessee and Northern Louisiana from 1862 ? 1865. Letter to Union General William T. Sherman written in Vicksburg, Miss., proposes the distribution of military companies to assist with the relocation of freedmen from cities to plantations, to serve guard duty, and to act as an armed militia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Eddy, George P. Papers, 1864. 4 items. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War. Three letters from Eddy written on board the steamer McClellan in New Orleans, and in Morganza, Louisiana; one letter to Eddy, lying wounded in a Philadelphia hospital, from Frank Stockbridge in Pana, Illinois. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Edmonds, Anne Marie Nugent. Papers, 1890-1955. 10 items. Location: Vault:5, Mss. Mf: E. Anne Marie Nugent Edmonds was also known as Nannie Nugent and by her pen name, Nathaniel Nugent. Her papers consist of seven short literary manuscripts whose topics focus on the Old South and were based upon Edmond's own experiences before, during, and after the Civil War. A typed excerpt from "Reminiscence, 1832, On a Louisiana Plantation" centers on the author's grandfather, Judge Seth Lewis, and gives some family history as well as an examination of local customs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     Women    
  • Edwards, Albert F. B. Diary, 1862-1863, 1864, 1865. 8 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: Misc.:E, OS:E. Union soldier from Chester, New Hampshire, and a member of the 15th New Hampshire Regiment in the Civil War. Diary documents ten months of camp routine, a sea voyage to New Orleans and encampment near there, the Port Hudson campaign, and the trip by boat and train back north. Papers also include a listing of personal expenses and miscellaneous items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3384.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Edwards, Marianne. Letters, 1855-1866 (bulk 1855-1863). 72 items. Location: U:239. Marianne Edwards, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, was the wife of Guy M. Edwards, a Massachusetts sea captain. She took voyages from Boston to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Letters concern voyages to New Orleans, France, and Spain, among others. Letters (1862-1863) about a voyage along the lower Mississippi River, describe conditions during the Union occupation of New Orleans and the Battle of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation     Women    
  • Egan, J. S. Family Papers, 1850-1893. 28 items. Location: UU:250; OS:E. Resident of New Orleans. Papers contain Civil War letters from Virginia and Port Hudson, Louisiana, commenting on the people of New Orleans immediately prior to the surrender of the city and Union Sympathizers during the Union occupation. Included are antebellum letters telling of social conditions in San Francisco, California, following the Gold Rush; medical practice in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and travel in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Eggleston-Roach Papers, 1825-1903. 285 items, 6 vols. Location: U-51, OS:E. Planters of Wilkinson County and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mrs. Elizabeth Eggleston of Vicksburg smuggled goods through Union lines to Confederate soldiers. She was subsequently imprisoned and banished from Vicksburg. Diaries and personal papers of members of the Gildart, Eggleston, and Roach families. Horace Nelson Gildart's diary gives an account of a journey through England and Ireland; Dick Hardaway Eggleston's diary records activities on Learmont Plantation. Included are correspondence and orders of Union military authorities concerning Elizabeth Eggleston's activities during the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 832.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Elder, John Carroll. Diary, 1862-1863 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Diary notes the arrival of federal troops, number and type of Union vessels on local waterways, and the presence of runaway slaves and guerrillas. Elder describes the Union bombardment of Baton Rouge, meetings with neighbors regarding Union soldiers in the area, and his refusal to sign an oath of allegiance. He mentions Union and Confederate officers in the region, including Lieutenant Grimstead and the 21st Indiana Infantry regiment. Elder also refers to church attendance, weather conditions, and planting and selling crops. Includes list of items taken or destroyed by Union soldiers. Mss. 4353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Elliott, George W. Affidavit, 1865 Aug. 30 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. In an affidavit witnessed by the justice of the peace of Hinds County, Miss., George W. Elliott declares that the gin house and cotton bales he was guarding were set on fire. The affidavit states that the cotton was the property of the Confederate government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Elliott-Prewit family letters, 1856-1891 (bulk 1856-1861). 16 items. Location: Misc. Most of these 14 letters were sent or received by Joshua J. Prewit, J.M. Elliott, and William H. Elliott. They relate family news such as illnesses and deaths, financial matters, hardships anticipated as the Civil War approached, and accounts of military life and other news from each man during his military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellis, E. John (Ezekial John), Diary, 1862-1865. 3 items, 2 volumes. Location: C:97, H:14. Memoirs and diary related to the Civil War activities of Ezekiel John Ellis include a political speech and incomplete work of fiction and are accompanied by a transcript, research manuscript and photograph. Diary recounts his participation in fighting up to his capture at Missionary Ridge and his subsequent imprisonment at Johnson's Island. He comments on African-American soldiers and makes reference to literature and poetry. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Ellis, E. John (Ezekiel John), 1840-1889. Letter, 1862 May 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Confederate officer. Ellis comments on General P.G.T. Beauregard's tactics and gives information concerning the evacuation from a camp near Corinth, Miss., after the Battle of Shiloh.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellis, E. John and Thomas C. W. See: E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis family papers. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellis, Ezekiel John, 1840-1889. Letter, 1862 May 25. 2 items. Location: Misc. Captain in the 16th Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War. Letter codes a retrospect describing his attitudes toward secession and the Confederacy and recalling his capture at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellis, Ezekiel Park, 1807-1884. Family Papers, 1812-1914 (bulk 1839-1866). 180 items; 5 printed. Vols. Location: U:66. Resident of Amite, Louisiana, judge, and a member of the Louisiana legislature. His sons, all lawyers, attended Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana, and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Correspondence includes letters to Ellis' wife during travel to court houses in the Florida parishes, and letters from his sons at college and law school (1850s). The bulk of the correspondence consists of Civil War letters from Ellis' sons. The collection includes typescripts of a few slave bills of sale, invitations, certificates, newspaper clippings, and memoranda. Printed volumes include catalogs of Centenary College. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 663.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education    
  • Ellis, William H., 1839-1892. Papers, 1839-1900. 202 items, 5 ms. Vols., 4 printed vols. Location: U:235, G:5. Confederate soldier and member of the Washington Artillery in the Civil War. Papers include military orders, passes, pay receipts, and 3 diaries (1860-65) that describe camps near Manassas, camp food, the Battle of Chickahominy, his capture and parole, and poems about his military duties. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2274, 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Ely, John. Letter, 1863 May 9. 1 item. Location: Misc.E. U. S. Captain and Union Provost Marshal during the Civil War. Letter written from Carrollton, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, to Charles W. Muncaster ordering him to leave the parish and go within enemy lines. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3331.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Embree, Joseph. Family Papers, 1826-1884. .88 linear ft. (805 items, 1 vol.). Location: E:19-20. Cotton planter near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and soldier in the Confederate Army. Papers include letters, account statements of cotton brokers, land deeds, contracts, slave bills, receipts, and documents related to education in Wilkinson County. Includes a printed list of the 1879 Democratic state ticket. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 10-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Emery, Cyrus E. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the 96th Ohio Infantry. Eight-page letter written on board the gunboat Hiawatha near Vicksburg, Mississippi, December 21-27, 1862, reporting on battles and troop movements. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Erwin, Isaac, d. ca. 1872. Diary, 1848-1868. 1 vol. Location: W:16. Sugar and cotton planter of Shady Grove Plantation, Bayou Gross Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Diary records plantation, personal, and family activities, and mentions local aspects of the Civil War, Reconstruction, epidemic diseases, floods, levee maintenance, and sugar and cotton production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2933.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Sugar    
  • Hawkes, Joshua Gilman, 1831-1863. Letters, 1862-1863. 21 letters. Location: Misc. Joshua Gilman Hawkes of Lynnfield, Mass., served in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and took part in the occupation of Baton Rouge and the siege of Port Hudson. This collection consists of transcriptions of letters written by Hawkes from Louisiana describing his encampment in Baton Rouge in January-March, participation in the Teche campaign of April-May, and the siege of Port Hudson in June-July 1863. Mss. 3842.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Eskridge, James I. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate Soldier. Letter (typed copy) from Eskridge to his wife tells of troop movements and incidents of camp life. The letter is dated August 21, 1864, and written from bivouac on Yockony Creek, near Oxford and Granada, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 618.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Estes, C. G. Letters, 1900. 2 items. Location: Misc. Letters to John M. Gould, apparently a Civil War veteran of the 29th Maine Infantry, referring to letters by General Manning and other veterans appearing in the Lewiston (Maine) JOURNAL. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Etienne, Thomas François. Record book, 1845-1861. 1 vol. Location: B:16. Record book of Thomas François Etienne of St. Mary Parish, La., is a source of information on life and economy of the Attakapas area of Louisiana during the 1840s and 1850s. It contains entries of sales and accounts at Etienne's store and diary entries, including the planting of a garden according to the phases of the moon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2161For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Evans, H. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc.E. Private, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Stafford's Brigade. Letter from H. Evans commenting on the activities of his friends in the Confederate army and in particular the courtesies received by a soldier in a hospital at Richmond from the wives of staff officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1063.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. Mss. 4664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Baton Rouge     French-language     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • Evans, Simeon A. Letters, 1861-1864. 93 items. Location: U:239. Union assistant surgeon in the 14th Maine Regiment. Letters relate to Evans' experiences in the Civil War in Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. His assignments included New Orleans (1862-1863), Port Hudson (1863), and Camp Bisland (1863). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1845.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Facsimile Collection. 52 items, 1215-1865 (bulk 1832*1865). Location: OS:F. Facsimile copies of important documents from American history including the Declaration of Independence and other Revolutionary-era documents; the Louisiana Purchase treaty; mid-nineteenth century political posters for the Democratic, Republican, and Whig parties; and numerous political, military, and personal documents produced before and during the Civil War, especially the letters of Alexander Farnsley of Kentucky. A facsimile copy of the Magna Carta is also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1327, 1680, 1687, 1878, 2003, 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Fairbank, Luther M. letters, 1862-1893 (bulk dates 1862-1863). 35 items. Location: T:90; OS:F. Letters describes the Union bombardment of Fort Jackson in 1862; the arrival of Union forces in New Orleans, their looting of the post office, reception by civilians and their soliciting soldiers for food, and Union employment of slaves on a nearby sugar plantation. Fairbank condemns northern newspapers for inaccurate reporting. His letters further relate camp life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4909.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Farno, Henry. Papers, 1837-1861. 6 items. Location: Misc. Colonel, United States Army. Papers include personal letters (typed copies) to Farno's wife, Molle, regarding family affairs (1837-1849) and two sketches of tactics of engagements in Virginia, 1861. Two letters were written during the period of the Mexican War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 627.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Farrar, B.G. Papers, 1863-1870 (bulk: 1863-1865). 13 items. Location: Misc:F. Brevet Brigadier General Bernard G. Farrar, Colonel of the 6th U.S. Colored Artillery (Heavy). Letters, orders, and affadavits relate to recruiting African-American soldiers, anticipated attacks, and plundering of plantations in the Natchez and Vidalia area. An 1870 letter to Farrar from J.W. Alfvord, General Superintendent of Education, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands relates to the education of the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4764.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     African Americans    
  • Favrot, Joseph St. Clair, 1872-1943. Family Papers, 1900-1924. 25 items. Location: UU:73. The Favrot family (Joseph, Beverly, and Joseph, Jr.) was active in amateur theater productions in Baton Rouge. Papers include Baton Rouge theater programs and other ephemeral printed material; and six photographs, some by A. D. Lytle, depicting Baton Rouge scenes, including some Civil War scenes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Felton, H. H. Letters, 1862-1869. 21 items. Location: Misc:F. Midwestern Union soldier involved in the Vicksburg campaign during the Civil War. Letters to Felton's wife and family, written during the Vicksburg campaign, originate from Helena, Arkansas, and Rocks Springs, Mississippi. They discuss living conditions, personal finances, troop movements, and close with the march towards Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ferguson, Kate Lee, b. 1841. Papers, 1858-1911. 38 items; 7 vols. (1 ms. Vol. and 1 printed vol.). Location: S:28, 65, 98. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 10. Novelist, poet, and composer of Mississippi. She married Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson in 1862. Papers include personal letters from friends and family members; a Spanish land grant for property in Texas of Nathaniel A. Ware (Ferguson's grandfather); manuscripts by Ferguson, including prose, poetry, and music; Ferguson's memoirs; and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416, 1576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Ferguson, Percy. Papers, 1864, 1899-1916. 9 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: OS:F, O:16. Daughter of Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson. Scrapbook of manuscript poems by Percy Ferguson; a letter from her cousin, U.S. Senator LeRoy Percy of Mississippi, pertaining to national politics; and published music by Regina Morphy Voitier of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     Women    
  • Ferguson, Samuel Wragg, 1835-1917. Papers. 1857-1915, undated. 61 items. Location: T:13. Confederate general and lawyer of Charleston, South Carolina, and Greenville, Mississippi. During the Civil War Ferguson served as aide to General P. G. T. Beauregard and was commander of the 28th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment in the Atlanta Campaign. Letters, memoirs, and writings describe student life at West Point; the settlement of Kansas; religious missions and the life of missionaries in the Oregon territory; and the hostility of Native Americans and the fate of settlers bound for California and Oregon. Civil War materials include records of Ferguson's Confederate military service, descriptions of participation in several battles, and a description of the collapse of the Confederate government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416, 1576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Politics     Religion    
  • Fern, A. Letter: Natchez, Miss., to George P.? James, 1863 August 28. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:F. Union soldier in the Civil War stationed with a regiment camped in Natchez, Mississippi, in August 1863. Letter written while Fern was on guard duty. Topics discussed include the draft in the eastern states; the French and English stances on the Civil War; the fighting at Charleston, South Carolina; and General Meade's campaign along the Rappahannock River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3404.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Fessenden, Anson D., b. 1839. Papers, 1862-1863, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Fisk, Clinton B., 1828-1890. Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union general in the Civil War, assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands at Nashville, Tennessee. Letter to a Dr. Kirk contains an optimistic report on Reconstruction in the South, and describes his work in rehabilitating freedmen and his educational plans. He refers the South's opposition to Northern clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     African Americans    
  • Fitz, Charles. Letter, 1865 November 28. 1 item. Location: Misc. American lawyer. Letter to Edwards Pierrepont dealing with a claim made by an ex-Confederate Louisiana planter against the U.S. government for property confiscated during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Fitzpatrick, John. Letterpress copybook, 1875-1878. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Secretary of the Division of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia. Correspondence concerns veterans' reunions and raising money to erect a monument and tomb in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, for use of the association's members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Flanders, Benjamin F., 1816-1896. Papers, 1827-1889 (bulk 1864-1875). 863 items. Location: U:109-112, OS:F. Vault:1. Governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans during Reconstruction. Flanders came to New Orleans from New Hampshire in 1843, left at the outbreak of the Civil War, and returned in 1862. Official papers and letters, including Civil War correspondence with a variety of Union military and political leaders. Collection also documents other federal posts held by Flanders, including U.S. representative and U.S. assistant treasurer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Fleming, Walter L. (Walter Lynwood), 1874-1932. Family Papers, 1861-1973 (bulk 1894-1963). 3 linear ft. Location: Z:15. Educator and historian who dealt with Civil War and Reconstruction history. He also fought in the Spanish-American War. Scrapbooks, correspondence, educational materials, photographs, and postcards document Fleming's personal and professional life. Among the photographs are portraits of Fleming and photographs of Ku Klux Klan members in Klan regalia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3530.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Fleming, Walter L. (Walter Lynwood), 1874-1932. Manuscript, 1912. 0.5 linear ft. Location: A:6. Walter Lynwood Fleming served on the faculties of several universities in the South as a professor of English and history, including Louisiana State University from 1907 to 1917. This is the edited typescript and copies of illustrations for Walter L. Fleming's "General W.T. Sherman as College President." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4211.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Fleming, Walter L. Collection, 1848-1914. 2 linear feet. T:64-65. Collection consists of transcriptions of material pertaining primarily to the organization, history, and administration of Louisiana State University. Correspondence relating to official University business comprises bulk of the collection. Some early correspondence reflects political views at the time of the Civil War, and later correspondence of Walter Fleming and Leroy S. Boyd, son of David F. Boyd, relates to the history of the LSU. Other material consists of reports, printed items, writings, and the research notes. Also included are photographs of early LSU Boards of Supervisors, faculty, and other persons associated with the University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Politics    
  • Fletcher, Joseph C., Papers, 1864. 4 items. Location: F. Union soldier in the 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Co. J. Joseph C. Fletcher informs his parents of his capture and gives an account of conditions at Andersonville Prison, Ga. His captain, C. A. Stanton writes to Fletcher’s parents about his capture and imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4546.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Flournoy, Alfred. Papers, 1824-1936. 1 vol. Location: G:6. Medical doctor and cotton planter of Pulaski, Tennessee, and after 1838, cotton planter of Greenwood Plantation in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and leader in the Democratic Party. Bound typewritten copy of a scrapbook, containing papers of Dr. Flournoy, Civil War letters to and from Flournoy's sons Alfred, Jr., and Alonzo, and related newspaper clippings and family histories. For further information, see online catalog.Mss. 628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Folwell-Curtis Family Papers, 1849-1912, undated . 1 linear ft. Location: C:73. George W. L. Folwell moved to Mississippi from Pennsylvania in the late 1840s. One of his sisters, Rebecca McComb Folwell Curtis, lived in Wisconsin; Natchitoches, Louisiana; and Handsboro, Mississippi. Nathaniel B. Folwell was their brother. Correspondence relating family news and activities among various members of the Folwell and Curtis families and some friends. A printed booklet includes several excerpts from the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies regarding Nathaniel B. Folwell, who was captured during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4503.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fontenot, Ozeme, 1846-1928. Family Papers, 1834-1949. 1148 items; 49 ms. Vols.; 5 printed vols. Location: UU:190-194; O:21;0S:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozeme Fontenot and family. Some relate to the marriage and divorce of daughter Alma Parker, and to her hospitalization in New Orleans. Papers also deal with United Confederate Veterans activities. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Fort Pulaski roster of prisoners, 1866 April 20. 1 item. Location: Misc. Roster of General Prisoners received by Union occupation officers from the commanding officer of Fort Pulaski, Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fort Smith, Ark., Civil War Letter, 1861 Apr. 9 . 1 item. Location: Misc.: F. Letter written from Fort Smith, Ark., during the Civil War, discusses family matters and social activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Foster, Freeman, Jr. Letters, 1862. 3 items. Location: Misc. Sailor in the Union navy in the Civil War. Letters written from the Mississippi River describe preparations for the naval assault on New Orleans, contact with slaves, and shipboard life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3170.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Foster, James, d. 1880. Family Papers, 1829-1904. 92 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: U:117. Medical doctor of Natchez, Mississippi, and owner of the Hermitage Plantation near Natchez. Correspondence consists chiefly of personal letters from family members concerning travel in the East; yellow fever in New Orleans; and plantation affairs. Some letters relate to student life at Oakland College (Mississippi) and Harvard University. Three manuscript volumes contain poetry and four record books concern a Confederate monument in Natchez, listing subscribers to a memorial fund (1888-1889). Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Foster, James. Family Correspondence, 1861-1866. 110 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: B:41. Isaac G. Foster and John S. Foster were the sons of James Foster, a medical doctor of Natchez. Both served in the Confederate Army and died during the Civil War. Papers include letters from John Foster written in New Orleans (1861) relating his views on Louisiana's secession. Later letters describe First Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and other battles. Isaac Foster's papers deal with Shiloh and other battles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2184.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • "Frank Leslies's Illustrated Newspaper", 1862 May 24, 1875 Jan. 30. 3 items. Location:OS:F. Issues and supplement containing articles on and sketches of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1534, 2751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Franklin, J. C. Letters, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc:F. Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Letters written from Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, and Pratt Hospital, Lynchburg, Virginia, to Franklin's wife, S. W. Franklin ('Sookey'), describing conditions in the hospitals. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Freedmen's Bureau document, 1864 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Order by the Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen, Natchez, Mississippi, signed by Lt. Col. A. L. Mitchell, for use of livestock on Home Farm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • Freemasons. St. James Lodge, No. 47 (Baton Rouge, La.). Records, 1819-1957. 6.5 linear ft., 4 microfilm reels. Location: 33:29-32, OS:F, Mss.Mf:F. St. James Lodge was formed in 1844 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, New Orleans. Records include minutes, membership files, financial records, and correspondence between St. James and other lodges and related societies (such as Knights Templar and Odd Fellowships) throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Frierson, Jacob Alison correspondence and minutes, 1864-1865. 32 items. Location: T:89. Frierson was a private in Company G of the 27th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Comprised of letters to and from Frierson and family members. From parole camps near Alexandria, La., Frierson writes about drilling, rations, and "vices of camp life." He describes the execution of deserters, refers to the devaluation of Confederate currency, and life at home in Kingston, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Froisy, Godefroy Etienne, b. 1844. Papers, 1844-1864. 3 items. Location: Misc. A transcription made before her wedding in 1844 copies the baptismal record of Marie Marguerite Trègre, baptized at St. John the Baptist Parish Church on October 7, 1827. Godefroy Etienne Froisy Jr. of the 30th Louisiana Infantry Regiment writes two letters to his parents in St. John the Baptist Parish, La., from Pascagoula, Miss., on October 24, 1863, and from Mobile, Ala., on May 20, 1864. He relates news of his service in the war. Mss. 5085.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fryer, S. L. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter written to Fryer's father at Fort DeRussy, near Washington, D.C., describing a rough battle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3328.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fuller, W. Arnold, 1838-1864. Letters, 1863-1864. 11 letters. Location: Misc. W. Arnold Fuller served as a private with the 114th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Fuller's letters describe family relations, camp life, battles, troop movements, and other news from various places in South Louisiana, including Port Hudson, between February 1863 and May 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4509.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Futch, Jim. Letter, 1865 Mar. 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Jim Futch writes to his cousin A. Lewis, possibly in Grenada, Miss., pledging to come see him and reassuring him that he will bring him some unspecified papers. Futch also laments that his arrival will be delayed because the railroads are badly broken. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gage, E. L. Letter, 1862 January 5. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:G. Unmarried woman whose brother George was a Union soldier during the Civil War. Letter referring to the seizure and release of Confederate diplomats John Slidell and George M. Mason while they were on the British steamer Trent. It reflects Gage's concern about English opposition to the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1585.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Gaines, C. C. and Company. Papers, 1862 March 14. 2 items. Location: Misc. Two-part document from Shreveport, Louisiana, dealing with warehousing and selling four bales of cotton. Included is a small drawing showing a cotton picking scene. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885. Letter, 1862 February 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Daughter of New Orleans merchant Daniel Clark and party to litigation involving Clark's estate. Letter written from Richmond, Virginia, refers to difficulties in obtaining a federal passport to travel to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Gardiner, John I. Papers, 1839-1918 (bulk 1839-1877). 43 items (on 1 reel of microfilm and 4 photographic prints). Location: Mss.Mf:G, Misc:G. Cotton planter of Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was appointed as tax collector of that parish in 1873. Earliest documents include family letters from Maryland, receipts for the burial of slaves, bank drafts, and tax receipts. Included is a Confederate tax estimate and assessment of agricultural products (1863) and Gardiner's appointment as tax collector. Reconstruction broadsides include an announcement concerning special taxes upon all professionals, trades, and stores, letters concerning Governor William Pitt Kellogg, and an address to African American voters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2206.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Politics    
  • Garig, William Wallace, 1839-1908. Family Papers, 1858-1953. 594 items; 10 ms. vols.; 2 printed vols. Location: 7:58-59. Businessman and poultry breeder of Baton Rouge. His daughters Mercedes and Louise were both members of the LSU English Department faculty. Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to plantation work and social life in antebellum Louisiana; education of children, including that provided at LSU; social life in 20th-century Baton Rouge; and religion. Included are Garig's Civil War diaries and the papers of his daughters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2993For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Religion     Women    
  • Garland, Henry Lastrapes, 1826-1908. Papers, 1778-1940 (bulk 1860-1940). 804 items. Location: 79:94, Vault MRDF 2, Vault:1. Lawyer and landowner of Opelousas, Louisiana. Correspondence, land documents, and legal and business documents of Garland and his wife Celeste. Papers include a legal agreement in French (1778), letters of Confederate civilians, materials relating to St. Landry Parish schools, and materials on railroads in the state. Mss. 3087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     French-language     Transportation    
  • Garland, J. D. Papers, 1863-1870 (bulk 1863-1864). 20 items; typescript copies. Location: Misc. Confederate soldier. Letters to family members written from Louisiana army camps. A letter of April 12, 1864, contains a brief description of the Battle of Mansfield in which Garland was a participant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 153.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Garland, Kate A. Papers, 1860-1870 (bulk 1860-1868). 28 items; 1 vol. Location: Misc:G, G:6. Member of a slaveholding family in Virginia. Kate Garland spent several months in Alabama during the Civil War. Papers include a diary (1860-1868) containing descriptions of social life in Virginia and Alabama; and correspondence to and from John Holt Gill, a friend of Kate Garland. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 10-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 154.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Garrett, Isaiah. Family Papers, 1840-1879. 36 items, 1 vol. Location: G:6. The Garrett and related Ball and Johnston families, residents of Monroe, Louisiana. Isaiah Garrett was a lawyer. Papers include letters of Isaiah Garrett to members of his family in Missouri; and Civil War letters to Eliza Ball Johnston from her husband, Captain John Washington Johnston, and her brother, Colonel Edward Ball, Confederate officers. Postwar correspondence includes that of John Washington and David White Johnston. There is a cookbook of Mrs. Narcissa Garrett. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 656.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879. Correspondence, 1861, 1876, 1879. 9 items. Location: MISC.:G. Massachusetts abolitionist. Letter (1861) in support of the abolitionist cause; four letters offering condolences on the death of Garrison's wife (1876); and one letter to a son (1879) offering condolences on the death of Garrison, with newspaper obituaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Gasparin, Agenor de, 1810-1871. Letters. 1862-1871. 57 items. Location: U:100. French statesman, philanthropist, and writer on religion and abolition. Letters to the American translator of his books discussing the American editions and commenting on American politics, Abraham Lincoln, abolition, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Gaudin, Edward. Document, fcirca 1860s. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Incomplete affidavit in Gaudin's support for property impressed by Union General Banks' command in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gay, Andrew H. (Andrew Hynes), 1841-1914. Family Papers, 1857-1957. 222 items; 10 vols. (9 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: Y:82, G:17, OS:G. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. He married Mary Augustina Dickinson in 1865, and they had four children. Papers include Civil War and Reconstruction correspondence, with letters by Confederate officers, including Elias B. Inslee. Diaries kept by Anna Maria Gay McClung, a daughter, record social life in Washington, D.C., and travel (1885-1898). Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2542.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Gay, Edward J. Family Papers, 1797-1938. 53,039 items, 165 ms. Vols. Location: Y-1-61, H:25-27. Planters of St. Louis Plantation near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Edward J. Gay was a U.S. representative (1884-1889); his grandson of the same name was a U.S. senator (1918-1921). Personal and business papers of the Gay and related families, containing materials on the Civil War and Reconstruction, St. Louis Plantation, the sugar cane industry, slavery. Also includes Representative Gay's congressional papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Plantations     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Gayarre, Charles E. A., 1805-1895. Papers, 1781, 1830-1907 (bulk 1830-1895). 276 items, 4 vols. And 6 ms. Vols., 1 mf reel. Location: UU:124-132, Vault, Mss.Mf:G. Louisiana plante, statesman, jurist and historian. Papers pertain to Gayarré's association with Confederate leader J.D.B. DeBow, his literary career, and the management of his business affairs. Also included is personal correspondence of Gayarré's wife, Anne Shadie Sullivan Buchannon, with members of the William Woodson King family. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Gayle, W. O. Record book, 1861-1864. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Sheriff of East Feliciana Parish. Record book containing entries for taxes, payments for cleaning the courthouse, amounts due for sale of opium, sums paid on school fund, list of chairs and supplies turned over to the Quartermaster's Office [C.S.A], and similar matters. East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • George W. Brent. Letter, 1871 November 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Letter, addressed to General G. T. Beauregard, sent from Alexandria, Va. Letter recalls the facts, as Brent remembers them, of the Petersburg Mine assault on July 30, 1864. Letter has penciled corrections in Beauregard's hand, some initialed by him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3196.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gibbs, Joe. Affidavit, 1865 Aug. 29. 1 affidavit. Location: Misc. This affidavit, made in Vicksburg, Miss., by Joe Gibbs, relates the marking for government use of 200 bales of cotton owned by a Dr. Smith, his hiding some of the cotton in the woods at the end of the war, and the burning of his cotton gin the same night. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892. Papers, 1861-1863. 25 items (enlargement prints). Location: H:15. Confederate general. Papers consist of special orders, sick lists, reports, muster rolls, and related items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2422.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892. Papers, 1848-1891. 164 items. Location: A:56. Confederate general, New Orleans lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Louisiana. Early papers reflect student life at Yale University. Civil War papers include orders, general reports, and casualty reports. Letters discuss movements of troops at the Battle of Shiloh and Mobile Bay, Ala. Letter from his sister describes New Orleans in 1861. Later papers consist of business record, mortgages and leases for various plantations. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2402, 2412, 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Giles, G. W. Letters, 1862-1863. 23 items. Location: Misc:G. Confederate soldier in the 35th Regiment of the Alabama Volunteers. He served near Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi. Letters comment on Union prisoners from Fort Donelson, Tennessee; guarding prisoners of war; Union army deserters near Jackson, Mississippi; prospects for peace; and troop movements. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 3, 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Giles, Thomas W. Diary, 1865. 1 item [mimeographed copy]. Location: Misc. Union soldier and member of Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Army of the Mississippi. Extracts from records of Sergeant Thomas W. Giles during the march through Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, to Macon, Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gillette, James. Letter, 1863. 1 item [typed transcription]. Location: Misc. Union soldier in General John W. Geary's Division, of the Army of the Potomac, at the Battle of Chancellorsville in the Civil War. Letter describing Confederate and Union tactics at Chancellorsville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1239.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gilmore, John Young, 1837-1900. Family Papers, 1862, 1900-1910. 121 items, 2 vols. Location: U:237, J:11. Resident of New Orleans, editor of the Sugar Planters' Journal, and major general of the Louisiana Division of the United Confederate Veterans Association. Papers include letters of condolence to Gilmore's wife at the time of his death, correspondence of Mary Gilmore Harnett from officers of the Louisiana Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a scrapbook containing obituaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Sugar     Women    
  • Ginder, H. Letter, 1921 March 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. President of A. B. Griswold and Company, New Orleans, La., jewelers to W. O. Hart. Letter from Ginder relating to an invitation to be a speaker on the occasion of the annual dinner of the Veterans of the Army of Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Goodwin, Josiah. Diaries and Research Collection, 1862-1864, 1983-1984, undated 0.3 linear feet, 2 vols. Location B:66. The collection consists of two original 1863-1864 diaries of Josiah Goodwin, kept during his service in the Mississippi Marine Brigade aboard various U.S. Steamers along the river in Louisiana and Mississippi. In addition are research materials compiled by William C. Wiseley, PhD, in his study of the diaries. These include biographical information on Goodwin, photocopies of Goodwin's service record, photoprints of portraits and other Civil War images, and an annotated transcription of the diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Goree, Thomas Jewett, 1835-1905. Papers, 1829-1896 (bulk 1857-1896). 83 items, 1 vol. Location: A:4, H:16. Confederate captain and aide-de-camp to General James Longstreet during the Civil War. Collection consists of photographic copies and a bound typescript of correspondence. Goree's Civil War letters are written from Longstreet's headquarters in Virginia and are addressed to friends and family members in Texas. A copy of a diary kept by Goree describes a journey from Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to Talladega, Alabama, in the company of James Longstreet, Longstreet's son Garland, and a African American servant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 886, 2034.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Graham, James, notary public. Papers, 1860-1883. 57 items. Location: A:57. Notary public, auditor of public accounts in New Orleans, marshal of the District Court of the United States of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Official papers consist of duplicate certificates of deposit of funds obtained from the sales of ships, tackle, cargo, and other goods condemned as prizes of war by the admiralty proceedings in the District Court during the Civil War. Business papers include copies of notarial records and cancelled checks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Grand Army of the Republic. Papers, 1890-1923. 103 items, 5 vols. Location: U:181, OS:G, F:18. Louisiana and Mississippi department of the Grand Army of the Republic, headquartered in New Orleans. Papers contain correspondence of various units of the Dept. of Louisiana and Mississippi of the Grand Army of the Republic, general orders, and minute books of the Executive Committee, Commanders and Past Post Commanders Benevolent Association and the Ellsworth Post. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 767.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Gras-Lauzin Family Papers, 1783-1917 (bulk 1783-1866). 1 linear ft. Location: U:267. Don Antonio Gras was an early settler, merchant, and shipper of Baton Rouge and Natchez, Mississippi. Others in the family included Lewis Valentin Foelekel and Dr. Jean Lauzin. Papers include financial records of Antonio Gras and Lewis Foelekel; a thesis of Dr. Jean Lauzin (Paris, 1832); and personal letters from friends of the Lauzin family who lived in France. Collection also includes Civil War letters from Francis F. Palms, a Confederate soldier, and others to Henrietta Lauzin. Some items in the collection are in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     French-language     Natchez, Mississippi     Spanish-language    
  • Gremillion, Jean-Baptiste G., 1829-1907. Letters, 1862-1907. 15 items. Location: Misc:G. Confederate soldier in the Civil War from Marksville, Louisiana. His wife was Mary Louise Bonnette. Letters written to Gremillion's wife from Confederate camps in Louisiana, including Camp Bisland, Camp Lewis, Camp Allen, Camp Pineville, and camps at Labadieville and Alexandria. Also included is a group of family death notices. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Griffith, Bell. Letters, 1860-1861. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G. Letters reflect the political climate in Maumelle, Arkansas and the support of Democratic candidate Stephen A. Douglas in the presidential election of 1860. Some mention is made of the character of the people, land prices, and crops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Grima, Alfred. Papers, 1863-1868 (bulk 1864-1866). 68 items. Location: U:154. Personal letters by Alfred Grima from Richmond, Mobile, Paris, London, Cairo, and New Orleans, to members of his family in New Orleans and Augusta. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 816.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Grimes, Tilman L. Papers, ca. 1860-1837. 6 items. Location: Misc.: G, OS:G. Cadet at Louisiana State Seminary, Confederate soldier, planter of Avoyelles Parish, La. Papers contain a maps showing the proximity of Louisiana State Seminary to the Red River (ca. 1860), list of Tilman Grimes’s personal interests (1870), a biographical sketch of Grimes (undated), and a clipping of his obituary (1914). A letter reports on the Civil War record of Rev. E. P. Palmer of Georgia (Jan. 25, 1937). There is also a note on Palmer's Civil War military service (undated) and an issue of the ALUMNI SUPPLEMENT to the REVEILLE (1915). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3759.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Grow, Augustus diary and photograph, 1861-1863. 2 items. Location: 7:53. Grow was a private in the 5th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Company A. Diary includes brief entries on battles at Valverde (Tex.), and Fort Butler and Lafourche (La.). Grow notes troop movements from New Mexico to Louisiana, and describes events associated with the Red River and Lafourche Campaigns, including experiences as a prisoner and encounters between Confederates and Native-Americans. The diary includes several poems. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4925.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Grundy, Charles. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Letter from Charles Grundy, private, 10th Regular Illinois Infantry Regiment, to friend "Henry." Grundy mentions New Madrid, Corinth, and strength of enemy army. Fighting and life in camp are described. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3932.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Guess, George W. Papers, 1861-1865. 1 vol.; 45 items [photocopies]. Location: M:19. Confederate officer, prisoner of war in New Orleans. Photocopies of letters concern Civil War battles, the movements of Federal troops, health of his regiment, superior officers, Confederate currency, attitudes towards slaves, civilians, and Governor Allen's emancipation proclamation in Louisiana. Letters (1864-1865) from Alexandria and Shreveport concern his court-martial and imprisonment. There is also a manuscript copy of the 'Obligation taken by the Knights of the Golden Circle,' a secret political society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Guild, John H. Letters, 1862-1864. 11 items. Location: Misc.:G. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letters to Guild's family written from Ship Island, New Orleans, and elsewhere in Louisiana discuss camp life, the Mississippi River campaign, the Battle of Port Hudson, and the performance of African American soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3204.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     African Americans    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Diary, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Diary describes Guion's departure from New Orleans on April 24, 1862; his company's march through Louisiana; and military activities around Chickasaw Bayou and Yazoo Lake. Entries after May 18, 1862, give an account of the siege of Vicksburg. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. Mss. 826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Sugar    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Record books, 1859-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:238, Mss.MF:G. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Francis T. Nicholls. Two record books, one containing law examination questions from the University of Virginia, French language notes, and cash entries. The second is an official record book of Louisiana 26th Infantry Regiment, Col H. Some notes in French. Mss. 1903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Sugar    
  • Gumbel, Simon and Family Papers, 1851-1949 (bulk: 1922-1933). 2.5 linear ft. Location: P:21-23; OS:G. Jewish New Orleans commission merchant and owner of S. Gumbel & Co. Property tax receipts of the Gumbel family; business correspondence, minutes, financial papers relating to the administration and operation of the Sophie L. Gumbel Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Gurley, John W. Papers, 1858-1866. 81 items. Location: U:145. Attorney of New Orleans. Gurley and his wife Rosa were registered as enemies of the United States during the Civil War but were excused after they signed oaths of amnesty. The majority of letters are from Edward G. Stewart, a planter of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Papers of the Civil War period include claims the Gurleys were enemies of the United States, their oaths of allegiance, and letters confirming their loyalty. Available on microfilm 5322 (Records of antebellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War) Series I; pt. 2, reel 13; and microfilm 5735 (Confederate Military Manuscripts) Series B, reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 507.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Guthrie, J. W. letter, 1863 July 4. 1 item. Location: MISC:G. Assistant Surgeon in the 20th Ohio Infantry. Letter to his father refers to Confederate surrender of Vicksburg, Miss. Guthrie mentions rumors, food, and the Holmes County Rebellion in Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Haag, William George, 1910-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1994. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (104 pages). Location: L:4700.0453. LSU Boyd professor emeritus of geography and anthropology. Haag discusses his family history; the University of Kentucky; his work as an archaeologist for the Tennessee Valley Authority; the University of Michigan; World War II; the University of Mississippi; and his impressions of William Faulkner. Haag also discusses his career at LSU; the Poverty Point archeological site; excavations at the Centroplex and Magnolia Mound Plantation, Baton Rouge; research in the Antilles; and Civil War studies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0453.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Hagan, James, 1821-1901. Family Papers, 1833-1901. 63 items. Location: B:11, OS:H, Vault:8. Irish immigrant, Confederate officer. Early papers of a New Orleans merchant, John Hagan, relate to land transactions involving Gilbert Marquis de Lafayette, Zachary Taylor, and George Washington Lafayette. Civil War-related items include an invitation to the reunion of the Third Alabama Cavalry and Confederate currency issued as payment for service in the Confederate army. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1485.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Hahn, Michael, 1830-1886. Letter, 1864 Jan. 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Governor of Louisiana (1864-1865) and Louisiana congressional representative. Letter from Hahn to John McNair, Superintendent of Public Education, sanctioning and authorizing McNair to apportion public school funds in the State treasury to loyal parishes of the State and to exclude insurrectionary parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Hale, William George, 1810-1883. Papers, 1797-1967. 287 items, 1 ms. vol. on 1 reel of microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf:H. Planter of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, and financial records, including some that relate to the Civil War and regiments mustered at Camp Moore, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2426.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hall, Richard Alexander. Letters, 1862-1867. 28 items [typescript copies]. Location: Misc. Corporal in the 32nd Illinois Regiment in the Civil War. Letters to Hall's family from Tennessee and Mississippi pertain to camp life, the Vicksburg campaign, the Federal occupation of Natchez, and postwar adjustment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3229.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Hamilton, John R. Papers, 1863 -1865. 0.6 linear ft. Location: X:34, OS:H. U.S. Naval officer during the Civil War. Naval records documenting Civil War operations of the USS Commodore as it patrolled the navigable waterways of Louisiana in order to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Records consist of reports, correspondence, orders, and lists of seamen and Naval officers. Papers also contain some records of the USS Vincennes. Mss. 5066.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Hamilton-Barrow Family Papers, 1781-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location UU:253. Financial papers, legal documents, and correspondence of Bennett I. (James) Barrow, a plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, and his descendents. Documents concern land claims and disputes in West Feliciana Parish, while personal correspondence pertains to family history, and includes letters during both the Civil War and World War II. Also included are original land claims signed by Governors Miró and Carondelet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4458.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Haney, Lucius. Letter, 1862 September 16. 1 item. Location:Misc. Confederate soldier in the 5th Virginia Cavalry, commanded by Colonel Thomas Lafayette Rosser, in the Civil War. Haney was separated from his regiment and his letter discusses caring for wagons in the area of Winchester, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hansen, Eduard T. (Eduard Theodor). Diary and writings, 1864-1868. 2 vols., 1 microfilm reel. Location: M:20, Mss. Mf:H. Native of Luxembourg who was discharged from the Confederate army in the Civil War and subsequently joined the U.S. Army as a member of the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery, stationed in Louisiana and then as part of the Powder River Expedition. Diary records Hansen's enlistment and service in the U.S. Army in Louisiana and in the Great Plains. It includes copies of letters received by Hansen as well as prose and poetry. In English, German, and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 758.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language     German-language    
  • Harbour, S. B. Account book, 1863-1865. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Keeper of a livery stable in Baton Rouge. Ledger records entries of rental and upkeep of horses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Hardin, J. Fair, 1893-1940. Collection, 1718-1939. 2,225 items, 17 vols. Location: S-29-36, P-2, 78:66, OS:H, Map Case, 98:H, Vault:3, Mss.Mf:S. Shreveport attorney, vice president of the Louisiana Historical Society, and author of historical articles and a three-volume history of Northwest Louisiana. Collection contains correspondence, articles, copies of speeches, research materials and related papers pertaining to historical sites or events. Included are Civil War letters, Confederate money and notes, and research notes on the Red River campaign. Also included are two bound manuscript volumes: J. W. Sims letter book (1863-1864) and a minute book (1904-1911). Earlier materials relate to Indian agents and the Caddo Indians in northwest Louisiana and settlement and land claims in the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Jews     Spanish-language    
  • Harding, Sidney, b. 1841. Diaries, 1863-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:230. Daughter of W. S. and Elizabeth Harding, Old Brier Plantation, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War, her family fled three times from home, the final time to DeSoto Parish. Three diaries chronicle the family's flight to North Louisiana during the Civil War and the hardships her family dealt with during their exile. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Harper, Aaron Charter. Account, 1863. 1 vol. Location: Misc:H. Confederate sergeant in the 12th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Account of Harper's military service, with descriptions of battles, the destruction of Union military supplies and the capture of Union soldiers, and the destruction of railroads by both Union and Confederate troops. Harper makes references to military encounters with General Grant and desertion in the Confederate army. He also comments of living conditions and disease among soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Harral, Jared A. Papers, 1893-1912. 2 items. Location:OS:H. Member of the Texas Legion during the Civil War. Papers consist of a certificate of the American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association and a photograph of General Thomas N. Waul, commander of the Texas Legion, Confederate States of America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Harris, John A. (John Achilles), d. 1864. Letters, 1854-1864. 65 items. Location:U:108. Private in the 19th Louisiana Infantry from Claiborne Parish, killed at the Battle of Ezra Church. His letters describe camp life at Camps Moore and Benjamin; and battles at Corinth, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga. U:108. Mss. 1881, 2548, 2549, 3008, 3661.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Harris, Nathaniel and James W. M. Papers, 1865-1920. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.MF:H. Business papers of the law firm of Harris and Harris, a partnership of Confederate General Nathaniel Harrison Harris and his brother Captain James W. M. Harris. The firm operated from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Correspondence from the collection concerns railroad bonds, contracts and construction; land deeds and sales; taxes; insurance policies; ledgers; receipts; bills; cancelled checks; and bank settlements.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Harrison, James P. (James Parmenas), 1852-1943. Papers, 1878-1904. 4 Items. Location: MISC:H. James P. Harrison was from Tensas Parish, Louisiana and his parents were David Harrison and Mary Ann Brisco. He married Ella Nichols in 1891. The papers include a tintype of James P. Harrison, a typescript and handwritten copy of "The Uprising in Tensas Parish (1878)" written by Harrison, and a letter by Harrison on how labor shortages impact cotton prices. "The Uprising in Tensas Parish (1878)" tells the story of Harrison's involvement in a sheriff's posse in Waterproof, Louisiana. Mss. 5138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Harrower, G. T. Letters, 1863 March-August. 4 items. Location: Misc. Union colonel in the 161st New York Volunteers Regiment in the Civil War. Four letters written from Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Hart, M. Letter, 1862 November 10. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. Letter written from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Nehemiah Williams. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4553.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Performing arts     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hartzell, Joseph C. (Joseph Crane), 1842-1928. Letters. 1862-1906. 0.6 linear ft. (488 items, 1 ms. Vol.), 1 mf reel, 2 OS folders. Location: U:155-156, Mss.Mf:H, OS:H. Minister of New Orleans and Missionary Bishop for Africa under the Methodist Episcopal Church. Collection includes correspondence related to Hartzell's work as a student, teacher, and minister in Bloomington and Pekin, Illinois, and as a minister in New Orleans. Includes letters related to Hartzell's missionary activities throughout Africa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Religion    
  • Hawes, Maria Jane Southgate, 1836-1918. Reminiscences, 1914. 1 typescript. Location: Misc. Maria Jane Southgate was the wife of James Morrison Hawes, a brigadier general of cavalry with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Hawes recalls her childhood and marriage; her husband's army assignments in Washington, D.C., Utah, and Kansas before the Civil War; and her experiences following her husband and living in Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Shreveport, La., and Galveston, Tex. during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Hawkes, John. Letter, 1863 January. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War, a member of the 50th Massachusetts Regiment. Letter written from Camp Parapet, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, to a member of Hawkes' family in Maine. He mentions the fortifications at camp, guarding the plantation of a widow, and drinking the river water. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1265.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hawley, Orestes K. Family Papers, 1818, 1820, 1839-1898. 44 items. Location: U:116. Native of Illinois and later a resident of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers include Illinois land documents and family letters pertaining to abolitionist sentiments in Connecticut (1844), the siege of Vicksburg (1863), and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1828, 1935, 2842.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Hayden, S. A. Letter, 1865. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: Misc.:H. Confederate captain in the 16th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Typed transcription (1928) of Civil War letter written by Captain S.A. Hayden of the 16th Louisiana Infantry under the command of General John B. Hood at Nashville, Tenn. He gives an account of his scouting assignment before the Battle of Nashville and his subsequent imprisonment on Johnson's Island, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Heard, H. J. Letter, 1864 June 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.H. Judge and resident of Baton Rouge. Letter from Judge Heard states that business activity in New Orleans has ceased because African Americans were celebrating that emancipation was in the State Constitution of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics     African Americans    
  • Hebert, Louis, 1820-1901. Autobiography, ca. 1893. 1 vol., 11 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:H. Native of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate general during the Civil War. Autobiography discusses family background; early life; experience on the Louisiana State Board of Engineers; Confederate military experience in Missouri, Kansas, northern Mississippi, and North Carolina; and postwar experiences as a teacher. Included are correspondence and documents containing biographical information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Hebert, Louis, 1820-1901. Letter, 1889. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Native of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate general during the Civil War. Letter refers to the destruction of all Hebert's personal papers prior to his return to Baton Rouge at the end of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Hebert, Raphael. Family Papers, 1827-1960 (bulk: 1861-1960). Size: 3.5 linear ft. Location: S:137-140, OS:H. Raphael Hebert family of West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes (La.). Collection is primarily papers of Raphael Hebert and his children Joseph Guy, Noel, and Marguerite, a school teacher. Correspondence, financial / legal papers, personal papers, printed items. And photographic materials reflect the family's involvement in civic, educational, and religious affairs and includes letters from Melanie Hebert while at student at St. Basil's in Plaquemine in the 1870s, as well as a few Civil War letters. Also included are records from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Religion     Women     French-language    
  • Heintzelman, Samuel Peter, 1805-1880. Journal, 1861-1865. Location:Film 2778. Microfilm copy (negative) made in 1968, by the Library of Congress, of the original in its manuscript collection.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Henderson family. Papers, 1799-1865. 180 items, 1 vol. Location: W:17, OS:H. John D. Henderson, his son Alexander C. Henderson, and Thomas Henderson, residents of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes financial papers, land documents, slave bills of sale, and a manuscript notebook. Civil War papers concern business transactions during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Hendrick, Calvin S. Letter. 1862 May 19. 1 item. Location: Misc. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Letter from Hendrick commenting on the federal occupation of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. He mentions the hostility of residents, isolation of the city, and federal officers attending services at his church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion    
  • Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, OS:H, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • Herman, Louis. Family papers, 1913-1958. 12 item. Location: U:101. Union soldier who settled in New Orleans after the Civil War. Papers consist of Lewis Herman's United States Army discharge (July 1, 1865), his pension certificate (June 16, 1913) and notices related to his pension benefits (1820-1934, undated). A muster roll for the Joseph A. Mower Post no. 1, Dept. of the Gulf, Grand Army of the Republic is also found (undated). Photographs consist of two group photos: a sewing class (ca. 1930s) and the third grade class at Holy Name of Mary School (May 14, 1958). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hero, Andrew J., Jr. b. 1839. Family Papers, 1829-1905 (bulk 1840-1890). 1.1 linear ft. (599 items, 2 ms. Vols., 4 printed vols.). Location: U:160, O:70, OS:H. Captain in the Washington Artillery of the Confederate army, and land owner and agent in Louisiana and Texas. Papers include correspondence, financial, professional, and political papers and photographs that document Hero's career and personal life. Includes some items in Spanish and in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 7-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 976, 977, 994, 1030, 1039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Heroman, George M., 1808-1861. Family Papers, 1816-1904 (bulk 1833-1865). 35 items, 3 vols., [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:H, Misc:H. German immigrant and merchant in Baton Rouge. Papers include Civil War letters of Fred W. H. Heroman, one of George Heroman's sons and a private in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1882For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Herrin, Edmund. Papers, 1849-1891. 83 items, 1 vol. Location: E:39, G:11. Planter of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Papers include tax receipts, promissory notes, and bills; personal letters from the Roddy family, relatives, and from Herrin's brothers; an oath of allegiance to the United States and registration certificates; and a currency bill issued by Louisiana. Included is a fee book of Thomas H. Roddy, Sheriff of St. Helena Parish (1849-1855). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hill, James D. Papers, 1861-1862. 4 items. Location: Misc.H. Confederate captain in the Beauregard Battalion, Louisiana Militia. Papers comprised of military orders, an invitation extended to Hill's company, the Davidson Guards, to attend church services at St. Peter's Church in New Orleans, a receipt for rent of the Odd Fellows' Hall, an permit to the Davidson Guards to hold a m ball at the hall on December 27, 1861. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038, 1125.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Religion    
  • Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868. Family Papers, 1811-1897 (bulk 1830-1870). 335 items, 16 vols. Location: U:291, J:9, OS:H. Steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered mainly in New Orleans and Opelousas, Louisiana. Hinkley's wife and son lived in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers and account books (1834-1897) document Hinckley's work as a steamboat captain. There are also volumes relating to personal matters, Civil War letters and items, and the bylaws and rules of a chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 8-9. Mss. 970, 1151, 1317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Hinson, R. M., d. 1861. Papers, 1861. 3 items. Location: Misc:H.Confederate captain in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The Regiment was under the leadership of Colonel Samuel M. Hyams and General Ben McCulloch. Hinson was killed at the Battle of Oak Hill, Missouri, on Aug. 10, 1861. Hinson's letters to his wife Mattie of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, describe scenery along the line of march from Van Buren, Arkansas, to Maysville, Missouri, and military events under the leadership of Colonel Hyams and General McCulloch. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hodge, Benjamin, L., d.1864. Portrait, ca. 150-1864. 1 item [photographic copy]. Location: E:70. Representative to the Confederate Congress from the 5th Congressional District, Louisiana (Shreveport). Portrait. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Holdrege, Henry R. Diary, 1865. 1 vol. Location: H:16. U.S. sailor aboard the U.S.S. Nymph. Civil War entries pertain to patrols, and infractions and crimes committed by him and other sailors, drunkenness, interaction with female civilians, witnessing a baptism of African-Americans in the Mississippi River, and recreational activities in Baton Rouge. Post-war entries record his trip home to Menekaune, Wisconsin. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4874.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location:Misc:H. Illinois Congressman. Holman states his favorable opinion on the propositions by John C. Crittenden to restore the Missouri compromise line and protect slavery in the District of Columbia by constitutional amendment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Home Farm for Freedmen Account, 1864 Nov. 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.: H. The Home Farm for Freedmen was established at the Ralston Plantation near Jonesville, La., for the care of freed African American slaves. J. C. Hall & Co. was the lessor of the property. An invoice submitted by J. C. Hall & Co. to the Home Farm for Freedmen lists expenses for thirty-two African American men and women, the hire of a mule, and for the loss of an army wagon that had been captured by the Confederate Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Horace Tibbetts document [Louis Dent report] 1863 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Lessee of Horace Tibbetts' plantation in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. The U.S. Commission was a U.S. Treasury Department agency organized prior to the Freedmen's Bureau to handle the leasing of abandoned plantations during the Civil War. Report prepared by Dent for the U.S. Commission reports the number of tillable acres on the plantation; the number, age, and sex of African Americans employed; the livestock and equipment; and the names of whites residing on the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Houston, Samuel Rutherford. Family Papers, 1781-1940 (bulk 1781-1888). 1 linear ft. Location: U:102. Native of Virginia who became a Presbyterian clergyman and served as a missionary to Greece ca. 1839. Family letters, writings, printed items, and graphic materials. Writings consist of sermons, short stories, a Civil War diary, several diary pages, and a journal. Among the printed and graphic materials are several photographs of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3451.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Howard, David. Roll of freedmen, 1864 November 7. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. List of freedmen employed by David Howard on his Adams County, Mississippi, plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Hoyt, Stephen. Letter, 1864 September 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Captain in the Union army and acting mayor of New Orleans in the Civil War. Handwritten letter by Hoyt on Mayoralty of New Orleans letterhead with seal of the city, declaring himself innocent of charges of having threatened city employees in order to influence their vote. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Huguet, Adolphe H. (Adolphe Hiram), 1837-1928, Family Papers, 1850-1973. 13 items; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:255, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. Related families of Adolphe H. Huguet and William S. Pike were influential in the economy and politics of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, death notices, photographs, legal papers, and other materials relating to the Huguet and Pike families in Louisiana, as well as to their relatives living in Spain and France. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hummel, Richard J., Sr. Papers, 1861, 1875, 1894-1896, 1929. 250 items. Location: UU:63, OS:H. Baton Rouge postmaster. Papers of Richard J. Hummel Sr., Baton Rouge, La., postmaster, include an acknowledgment from Governor Huey P. Long of a letter from Hummel concerning a proposed plan for additional financial aid from the state for public schools (1929), a Louisiana state bond (1875), 246 hand-stamped mail covers (1894-1896), and a Louisiana militia commission (1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2044.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Long Family     Politics    
  • Hunley documents, 1863-1864, 1957-1958. 35 items [photocopies]. Location: U:158, OS:H. Letters, documents, and photographs illustrating the history of the Confederate submarine 'Hunley,' designed by James McClintock and Baxter Watson, financed by Horace L. Hunley, and built in Mobile, Alabama, in 1863. Included is information about an earlier submarine built in New Orleans in 1861-1862 by Hunley and McClintock. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1559.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Hunter-Taylor family papers. 1848-1899, undated. 346 items; 6 ms. vols. Location: W:27. Residents of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers of Sereno Taylor, minister and principal of Silliman Female College in Clinton, Louisiana, and his wife Mary Emerson Creed Taylor on family, education, and the Civil War. Collection includes letters of Confederate soldier Samuel Eugene Hunter. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 9-10. Filed under Taylor, Sereno. Family papers of Sereno Taylor and Samuel Eugene Hunter in Archives USA. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3024.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     Women    
  • Hursey, Asa Houston. Family Papers, 1824-1903 (bulk 1824-1899). 589 items and 1 vol. [on microfilm]. Location: UU:249, Mss.Mf:H. Postmaster and sawmill operator of Pearlington, Mississippi. Correspondence and personal papers discuss the Civil War and include a military map and Confederate currency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1458.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hutchinson, Edwin. Papers, 1861-1866. 221 items. Location: U:159, OS:H. Mss.Mf: H. Medical cadet at the United States General Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, and army surgeon with the 3rd Maryland Volunteers and the 137th New York Volunteers. Collection contains letters to Hutchinson's family related to his military service in the Civil War, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and other battles in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Hyatt, Arthur W. Papers, 1861-1895 (bulk 1861-1864). 146 items; 4 ms. Vols. Location: U:159, G:11, OS:H. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 10. Officer in the Confederate army in the Civil War who served in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. Papers include official military records; personal and official correspondence; diaries; and newspaper clippings related to the Civil War, specific battles, and the Confederate army. Collection includes a description of the organization of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 180.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Hyer, Frances C. and N. F. Hyer letters and related newspaper clipping. 1864-1865. 3 items. Location:MISC:H. The letter from Mr. N. F. Hyer is written to his son-in-law, Mr. Charles D. Elliot of Massachusetts. The letter mentions the steamboat Empress, Admiral Farragut and Mobile, and the prospect of purchasing land after the war to make a profit on timber. Letter from Mrs. Frances C. Hyer is written to her daughter, Mrs. Emily J. Elliot of Massachusetts. Mrs. Hyer mentions business and politics, including reference to Governor Wells and two July Fourth celebrations, one of which featured a speech by General Nathaniel P. Banks (which she praises). Includes a newspaper clipping referred to in letter. For further information online catalog. Mss.3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics     Women    
  • Hynes, Andrew. Papers, 1789-1864 (bulk 1803-1852) . 33 items. Location: T:2, OS:H. United States soldier and plantation owner. Papers consist primarily of correspondence relating to the sugar and cotton trade, and deeds and land conveyances for acreage in Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. and Iberville Parish, La. Other letters discuss an invitation to a Whig Party convention (July 31, 1840); depiction of a boiler explosion on the steamer MAGNOLIA (Jan. 11, 1852); and a Civil War letter describing a Union cavalry attack on Richmond, Va., and desertion among the Confederate troops (March 7, 1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3881, 3884.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics     Sugar    
  • Isely, Henry, 1805-1876. Correspondence, 1862-1863. 5 items. Location: Misc. Ohio school teacher, Union soldier . Correspondence from friends in Ohio reflecting opposition to abolitionists and telling of payments to secure exemptions from military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Ives, C. (Catherine). Amnesty oath, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:I. Amnesty oath signed by C. Ives before the clerk of the 11th Judicial District, Jackson Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog . Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jackson, Isaac F., d. 1864? Family Papers, 1827-1874 (bulk 1861-1869). 120 items, 2 vols. Location: E:41. Land owner, Amite County, Mississippi. He was married to Lettie V. Jackson (nee Wilson), also from Amite County. Papers are chiefly financial documents of the Jacksons and Wilsons. Legal papers include items related to the sale of land and litigation among family members. Correspondence includes personal letters of Isaac, Lettie, and Isaac's brother Joseph R. Kemp. Papers include the release of J. R. Kemp from a prisoner of war camp (1863). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Women    
  • Jacobs, Wayne Johnson, 1839-1914. Diaries and lists, 1861-1865. 2 items, 2 vols. Location: U:100. Union soldier, served in the 30th Ohio. Fragments of Jacobs' Civil War diaries describe his participation in the siege and capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Roster of soldiers in the 30th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Co A, shows cause of death or discharge. Included is a typescript giving detailed accounts of military maneuvers, battle engagements, transportation of troops, military operations, and the organization of Company A. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4684.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • James Gilliam Kilbourne photographs, ca. 1890. 2 items. Location: Pict.Coll:K. Jurist of Clinton, Louisiana. Includes a photograph of Kilbourne and his home Bonnie Burn, which was the site of a Civil War skirmish. Mss. 236.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Jamison, Samuel. Orders, 1862, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc. New Orleans architect during the Civil War. Orders to Jamison to vacate his house in 1862 by order of General Benjamin Butler and to reoccupy his house in 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Family Papers, 1836-1947. 336 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: W:23, M:21, OS:J, 98:J, Mss.Mf:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Correspondence pertains to Jastremski's military service in the Civil War, his political career in Baton Rouge, and his term as U.S. Consul in Peru. The collection also contains copies of speeches made by Jastremski, photographs, and prints. Included are three scrapbooks containing clippings and articles about Jastremski's political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Long Family     Politics    
  • Jefferson Davis cartoon, 1865. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Jefferson, Thomas. Petition and court orders, 1860-1861 . In a legal petition to the Common Law and Chancery Court of the City of Memphis, Thomas Jefferson explains his history and "prays to be permitted to convey himself into slavery" to his chosen mistress, Camille White (1860). Two orders by the same court command the sheriff of Shelby County, Tenn., to collect $12.15 from Jefferson and White to pay fees and costs owed to the court (1861). All three documents are signed by Marcus J. Wright, clerk of the court and future Confederate brigadier general. Mss. 3968.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Jenkins, John Carmichael, 1809-1855. Family Papers, 1840-1900 (bulk 1840-1855). 89 items, 13 vols. Location: B:66, G:21, OS:J, Vautl:72. Experimental agriculturist and horticulturist and resident of Elgin Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi. Personal papers and diary of the Jenkins family. The diary records results of Jenkins' experiments at Elgin, plantation routine, financial transactions, travel, and social and literary activities. Purchases of slaves and health of slaves are noted. Jenkins' account book shows expenditures for the home, family, plantations, and slaves. Correspondence includes Civil War letters from Jenkins' son, a Confederate soldier. Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900). Does not include 1846 letter, which was acquired after filming. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 141, 142, 184, 187.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Jerrard, Simon G. Papers, 1862-1902 (bulk 1862-1863). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans    
  • Jewett, Thomas E. Letter, 1863 July 7. 2 items. Location: Misc. Union soldier. Letter [with typed transcription] describes camp life, water levels in Baton Rouge, military engagements, surrender of Port Hudson and the fall of Vicksburg, Miss., Adjutant General's Office, and naval activity on the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • John B. Kellogg-Anna Kellogg Letters and Photograph, 1866-1869. 22 items. Location: T:100 (short shelf). New York bank cashier and his wife. Six detailed letters addressed to Anna Kellogg were written during her mother and sister’s Mississippi steamboat trip to New Orleans, La. Letters discuss the trip itself and ultimately their stay in New Orleans, including places they visited, people they met, and their impressions. 15 letters addressed to John B. Kellogg discuss in detail the purchase and shipment of Louisiana cattle bound for Chicago, Ill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Performing arts     Transportation     Women    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Business     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Telegram, 1865 August 30. 1 item. Location: Misc. American vice-president and president. Military telegram to Governor W. L. Sharkey of Mississippi refers to the proclamation authorizing restoration of state government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Johnson, Benjamin W. Letter, 1863 September 12. 1 item. Location: E:84. Colonel in the 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, prisoner of war. Letter written from 'Prison No. 8 Custom House' to T. F. Wilson, an assistant adjutant general, reports the part played by Johnson's command in defense of Fort Desperate in the Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Johnson, Charles Andrew, 1818-1896. Papers, 1832-1896 (bulk 1858-1894). 514 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:65, OS:J. Native of New Haven, Connecticut, and a lawyer in New Orleans. Johnson served as a judge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (1843) and in 1855 began a partnership in a New Orleans firm. Collection contains passports, letters (1858), military passes (1863-1864), a receipt for bonds (1864), bank checks (1866-1869), and two letters and a newspaper clipping (1873) relating to lawsuits of Johnson. Some letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Johnson, Charles James. Papers, 1827-1866 (bulk 1861-1862). 162 items , 1 vol. Location: C:31. Physician of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 2nd lieutenant in the 11th Louisiana Infantry. Letters of Johnson while he attended University of Nashville; letters to his wife, Louisa Butler McCrindell, while he was in the Confederate Army; and correspondence of the Edington, Bowman, Bell, Stirling, Hereford, Courtney, and McCrindell families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1152.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Johnson, Moses. Military Records, 1863 . 2 items. Location: Misc.: J. Confederate soldier and prisoner of war. Records include an account sheet showing wages paid and supplies issued to Moses Johnson by his regiment (June 25, 1863) and a parole certificate issued to Johnson by the Union Army (July 12, 1863). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5055.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Johnston, Albert Sidney. Portrait. 1 item. Location:Range 14, A:2. Mss. 3672.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Johnston, Eliza Griffin. Letter, 1895 November 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Wife of Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnston. Letter expresses continued sentiment for the Confederate cause. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Johnston, Henry. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter describes the training of his regiment on Long Island, the sea voyage from New York to New Orleans, back upriver to Baton Rouge, and African American soldiers in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     African Americans    
  • Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891. General order, 1864. 1 item (3 leaves). Location: E:84. Confederate general in the Civil War. General order, issued by command of Johnston at Chattanooga, Tennessee, pertains to regulations published for the guidance of all inspecting officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jones, James M. Plantation Journals, 1854-1888 (bulk: 1855-1880). 6 items, 2 mansucript volumes, 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:64, Mss.Mf:B. James M. Jones was a cotton planter of Poplar Ridge Plantation, Rodney, Jefferson County Miss. Plantation journals (volume 1: 1854-1861, 1876-1880) and (volume 2: 1861-1866) record the weather, work done by his hands on the cotton, corn, pea, and fruit crops, the dates of the first cotton bloom for the year, and the amount of cotton picked. Farmers almanacs for 1876-1878 and 1880, as well as accounts with merchants, have been sewn into volume one. In addition to plantation work, volume two contains a few notations of Union soldiers in the area and the activities of freedmen (1864), as well as mentions of Jones's furloughs from the 4th Mississippi Cavalry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4824. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4824.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Jones, Joseph. Papers, 1832-1919 (bulk 1860-1905). 3,360 items, 74 vols. Location: UU:87-100, N:1-2, OS:J. New Orleans physician and scientific writer, Confederate medical authority, and president of the Louisiana State Board of Health. Papers consist of Dr. Jones's manuscript writings pertaining to his investigations of various diseases, his studies on American archaeology and anthropology, and his published and unpublished papers on Confederate medical history. Also included are family letters and six letter file books containing correspondence and related items by subjects. For further information, see onlilne catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1351, 1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Jones, William W. (Union soldier). Letter: Camp Kearney, La. to Mary H. Jones, 1862 October 21. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc:J. Union soldier in a unit which was training and drilling at Camp Kearney, near New Orleans, during the Civil War. Two-page letter giving a brief description of Jones' military training and drill practice at Camp Kearney. It describes physical conditions at camp, mentioning the weather and the men's failed attempt to seize chickens from a local resident. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Kavanaugh, C. Certificate, 1863 Dec. 14. 1 item. Location:Misc.K. Union officer. Certificate, signed by Capt. C. Kavanaugh, authorizes James Bait to leave the cavalry after having found a substitute soldier to replace him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Keifer, Joseph Warren, b. 1836. Letters, 1862-1864. 53 items [photocopies]. Location: U:240. Union officer in the 110th Ohio Regiment during the Civil War. Letters to Keifer's wife describing camp life in Virginia and West Virginia; the activities of 'Copperheads'; training of soldiers and attitudes of officers; and the third battle of Winchester in Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2462.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kellogg, William P. Letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Collector of Customs in New Orleans. Letter of application from Raymond Wigand for a position in the Collector of Customs office, giving Wigand's service record in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. Papers, 1861, 1869-1884. 1,238 items. Location: U:176-179, OS:K. Collector of the Port of New Orleans, U.S. senator and representative from Louisiana, and governor of Louisiana. Papers relating chiefly to Kellogg's gubernatorial administration and including letters from contemporary politicians concerning local patronage, African American voting, and federal occupation of certain areas of the state. Included are petitions for redress of grievances; extradition papers for fugitives from justice; and a joint resolution of the Louisiana Legislature opposing Kellogg's U.S. Senate membership. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 195, 543, 575.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     African Americans    
  • Kendall, John Irwin. Biography, 1861-1865. 1 vol. [typed transcription]. Location: J:11. Work by John S. Kendall entitled 'Recollections of a Confederate Officer,' based on a statement written by his father, John Irwin Kendall, a member of the Fourth Louisiana Infantry Regiment, in the latter years of his life covering his military career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 870.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kenner family. Papers and diaries, 1844-1892 (bulk 1844-1856). 49 items; 8 vols. Location: C:30, J:5, . Sugar and rice planters of Oakland Plantation, Jefferson Parish; and Roseland Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of personal correspondence, a diary, and two memorandum books. Included are Civil War letters of Lieutenant Philip Minor Kenner. Plantation diaries and correspondence of Charles Oxley, husband of Martha Kenner, record activities at Roseland Plantation. Available on microfilm 5735 and 5322: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B Reel 10 and Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 5 For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Kenner, Duncan Farrar, 1813-1887. Papers, 1838-1905 (bulk 1838-1894). 0.8 linear ft. (342 items, 2 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: A:51, F:4, Vault:1. Planter of Ashland, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and Confederate diplomat. Collection includes financial, legal, and personal papers related to Ashland Plantation and Kenner's investments and business dealings in New Orleans, especially with his brother-in-law, General Richard Taylor, in leasing the New Basin Canal in New Orleans, as well as horse racing and Kenner's diplomatic mission to France on behalf of the Confederacy. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1477.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Kent-Amacker Family Papers, 1853-1910 (bulk: 1860-1866). 65 items. Location: 1:55. Family correspondence of the Kent and Amacker families of St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes, La., including financial records and miscellaneous items. Bulk of correspondence written or received by the Kent Family during the Civil War and relates to military operations in southeastern Louisiana, family participation in campaigns in Georgia, presence of Federals, and the imprisonment of James Fluker Kent at Johnson Island, Ohio. Letters written before, during, and after the war also briefly describe news and events of local, business, and familial interest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4185.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Ker, John, 1789-1850. Family Papers, 1803-1862. 27 items, 1 vol. Location: S:108. Medical doctor of Good Hope Plantation of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and the father of Mary Susan and William H. Ker. Papers include letters from Stephen Duncan, Sr., of Natchez, Mississippi, and Philadelphia, to Dr. John Ker; and Civil War letters from William H. Ker, a Confederate soldier. Collection also includes a diary (1850-1851) of Mary Susan Ker with details on family life after her father's death. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3539.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Ker, William H. Letters, 1861-1864. 11 items. Location: U:182. Natchez, Mississippi, resident and Confederate private in the Jefferson Davis Legion, Mississippi Cavalry, in the Civil War. Collection contains letters from Ker to his sister concerning his observations and reflections during service in Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Kernion, George C. H. Family papers, 1544-1942 (1832-1942). 174 items, 3 pamphlets. Location: U:99, OS:K. New Orleans public accountant and tax specialist. Papers include documents related to Kernion's career as an accountant and copies of genealogies and documents containing vital statistics for the Kernion, Campbell, Huchet, and Quimper families. Included in the collection are Civil War Confederate letters and political speeches and broadsides of Huey P. Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1629.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Keyes, Charles L. Letters, 1862-1863. 10 items. Location: Misc:K. Union soldier from Charlemont, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Letters describe his steamship voyage aboard the Illinois; and camp life in Baton Rouge, New Iberia, Camp Stoneman, Barres Landing, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Letters from Port Hudson, written from the breastworks, describe conditions during the siege. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation    
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam. See also: James Gilliam Kilbourne photographs. Mss. 690, 730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Correspondence, 1855-1859, 1865-1866. 15 items. Location: Misc. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters from James O. Fuqua pertain principally to clients but also give some information concerning local politics and living conditions in Baton Rouge. Letters from others pertain to law suits and local politics. Included is a letter in which James O. Fuqua discusses the eagerness of some citizens to take the Amnesty Oath and civilian comments on the outcome of the Civil War, and the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics     African Americans    
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Family collection, 1838-1899. 565 items, 43 vols. Location: E:5-7, G:13, OS:K. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains personal and business papers of three generations of the Kilbourne family. Papers include documents related to Kilbourne's legal career, Civil War letters from Kilbourne to his wife, and records of the Comite Plantation. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 690, 730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Kimbell, Sylvester, b. 1836 or 7. Letters, 1862-1863. 24 items. Location: Misc:K. Union soldier in the 53rd Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. Kimbell's letters were written to his wife and describe his service in Louisiana, including fighting near New Orleans at Camp Kenner, Baton Rouge, and Port Hudson. He also wrote letters from Baltimore and Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Kimmel, C. Letter, 1866. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Rhode Island asking a friend to advertise in New Orleans and other Louisiana papers regarding the whereabouts of his son, probably a Union soldier. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • King, Edmund. Manuscript, 1910, 1929, 1931. 4 items. Location: A:26. Confederate captain during the Civil War. History of the St. Martin's Rangers by Captain King and edited by his grandson, Dr. Henry Allen King of Shreveport. Included is a certificate identifying King by the adjutant of the Iberia Camp of the United Confederate Veterans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2104.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Papers, 1851-1941, undated (bulk 1864-1932). 3,800 items, 6 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. and 26 microfilm reels. Location: UU:10-31, N:6, Vault:11 and Mss.Mf:K. New Orleans writer and historian. Correspondence, literary writings in notebooks, photographs, bound manuscript volumes, and printed material concern Grace King's literary career, historical interests, travels, and personal affairs. King's correspondence and diaries describe her extensive travel throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Diary 3 describes her childhood experiences at L'Embarass plantation in St. Martin Parish. Her correspondence also describes yachting in Florida and other Southern states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Women    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Selected Papers, 1864, 1883-1933, undated. 942 items. Location: UU:23-24, OS:K, Mss.Mf:K, Vault:11. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life, and some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Correspondence pertains to her literary career. Paper also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the federal occupation of New Orleans. Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora Gorencees discuss WWI. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Letter, 1860 November 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. United States Postmaster-General under Presidents Pierce and Buchanan. Letter comments on strength of secessionist feelings and urges support of the President and Unionist policies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • King, James G. and Sons. Letter, 1863 November 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. New York City businessmen. Letter concerning an order sent to General Benjamin Butler by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles relative to the liquidation of the Bank of Louisiana and the reaction of the bank's directors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2582.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • King, William W. Family Papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1868-1936). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Plantations     Religion     Politics    
  • Kinney, John C. (John Coddington), d. 1891. Letters, 1862-1864. 10 items. Location: Misc:K. Yale University graduate and Union officer in the 13th Connecticut Regiment during the Civil War. Letters provide detailed descriptions of his military service on Ship Island, in occupied New Orleans, and under General Grover during the Red River Expedition. They include observations on federal generals and Thibodaux, Louisiana, skirmishes. Two letters describe Kinney's assignment, training, and duties in the Signal Corps. Mss. 2273.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Kirkland, John D. A. Commission, 1861. 1 item. Location: OS:K. Commission appointing John D. A. Kirkland a captain in the East Feliciana Regiment of the Louisiana Militia by Governor Thomas O. Moore. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2273. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kleinpeter, George, b. 1800. Family Papers, 1804-1918. 0.3 linear ft. (85 items; 3 vols.). Location: B:40, OS:K. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11. Farmer of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He and Augustine Daigre married about 1830 and had at least four children, William, George Augustin, Alice, and Josephine. Papers include Civil War letters from William and George Augustin to their mother; legal documents; and miscellaneous family papers. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 864, 1029.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Kleinpeter, Joseph, b. 1798. Family Papers, 1817-1895. 51 items, 2 vols. Location: C:63, OS:K, J:6, 99:. Sugar planter of Variety Plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers include land records, slave sales, mortgages, and succession documents. A record book includes entries of slave births (1822-1852). There are also Civil War military papers and two Bureau of Refugees labor contracts (1865-1866). Some items in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Klinsk, J. G. Letters, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc.:K. Captain in the Union army in the Civil War. Letters from Vicksburg, Mississippi, relate to the collection of Confederate cotton stores and to possible corruption of Union officers involved. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Knight, Thomas J. Papers. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Knighton, Josiah, 1796-1868. Family Papers, 1793-1909 (bulk 1861-1896). 270 items, 4 ms. Vols. Location: E:21. Resident of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family member James H. Knighton was a private in the 4th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Personal papers of the Knighton family consist chiefly of correspondence. Civil War letters of James H. Knighton describe Camp Neafus, Camp Lovell, Confederate deserters, campaigns at Vicksburg and Atlanta, and the Battle of Shiloh. Letters (1867-1886) describe the Chinese population of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Reconstruction, and African American voters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 651.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Knox, J. P., d. 1893. Family Papers, 1851-1921. 2 linear ft., 9 vols. Location: E:25-26, vault:1. Cotton planters of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and proprietors of Clinton Brick and Tile Company and the East Louisiana Land Investment Company. Letters (1861-1863) from Granville L. Alspaugh to his mother describe his service in the Confederate Army at Vicksburg. Papers (1851-1893) also reflect social, personal, and business matters, including the sale of cotton through factors in New Orleans. Letters of Robert Granville Knox (1890-1899) describe student life at Louisiana State University, his partnership in a drugstore in Hammond, La., and his participation in the Spanish American War, with Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Later correspondence (1900-1921) include letters written to Miss Elise Walker by soldiers during World War I. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 715.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Business     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations    
  • Koch, Christian D. Family Papers, 1829-1912 (bulk 1845-1900). 3,526 items, 24 vols. Location: U:186-195, H:14. Koch family was of Danish descent and settled near Pearlington, Hancock County, Mississippi. Christian Koch was a master of a schooner. Early correspondence describes farm life and operating a schooner on the Pearl River and along the Gulf Coast. Civil War letters describe the privations of war, and later papers detail the family's movements in Montana. H.P.G. Koch, nephew of Christian, discusses how a German Jew passenger was the butt of jokes and fined $5 for smoking on the wharf in Charleston, South Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Jews    
  • Kosnegary, Etta. Letter, 1862 November 12. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate war widow of Columbia, Tennessee. Letter laments the death of her husband, speaks of civilian hardships and of the welfare of her slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Lambert, N. Letters, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc:L. Resident of East Pascagoula, Mississippi. Letters to cousin Leda Hincks of New Orleans comment on the suffering of Confederate refugees; the arrival of exiles from New Orleans; and the effects of displacement; and request non-contraband articles such as perique, tobacco, cloth, and paper. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Lambert, Norma. Papers, 1959-1967. 6 items, 5 vols. (2 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: C:65, H:21. Teacher in the Amite Grammar School and member of the Camp Moore chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy; resident of Tangipahoa, Louisiana. Papers relate to the social history (1866-1967) of Tangipahoa. Included are copies of minutes of village meetings, financial statements, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, illustrations, a recipe book, and a yearbook of the Camp Moore chapter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2111, 2354.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Lambert, Samuel. Military history, circa 1880-1900. 1 printed pamphlet (fragmentary). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Copy of A Record of the Late Fourth Louisiana Regiment, C.S.A., Published by the Clinton, Louisiana, East Feliciana Democrat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lambert, Samuel. Papers, 1838-1890. 7 items. Location: Misc.:L, OS:L. Resident of East Feliciana and Baton Rouge, La., Confederate soldier. Collection of printed material relates to the slavery and states’ rights (March 1, 1860) and a speech on the causes of the Civil War (1864). Also included is a political broadside warning against fraudulent electoral tickets (Nov. 1, 1856) and an illustration showing Confederate troops in a rabbit hunt (undated). A booklet on the Maynard rifle, and an issue of the Albion, or, British Colonial, and Foreign Weekly Gazette (Oct. 20, 1838) are also found. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3841.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Politics    
  • Lamberton, W. W. Letter, 1909 August 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans resident. Letter to the secretary of the navy claims salvage fees for the recovery of five cannon from the gunboat Veruna, sunk in the Mississippi River near New Orleans during the battle of April 24, 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Lance, Samuel J. Papers, 1861-1864. 9 items. Location: Misc.:L. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. Resident of Buncome County, North Carolina. Letters from Lance's sons written from camps in Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina while they were in the Confederate army during the Civil War. One letter by John B. Lance was written from a federal prison in Rock Island, Illinois. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 616.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Larche, Adeline N. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Providence (now Lake Providence), East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Letter to Mrs. Larche from Levy & Dieter, commission merchants, New Orleans, concerning her account and the cost of insurance to cover the cotton crop. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Latta, Samuel R. (Samuel Rankin). Correspondence, 1861-1886. 1 vol. (containing 35 items). Location: H:21. Captain of the Macon Grays, 13th Tennessee Infantry, during the Civil War. His family lived in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Transcriptions of letters exchanged by Latta and his wife during his service in Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Latta describes his participation in the battles of Belmont and Shiloh. Included are three letters from a brother living in Boston, Massachusetts, and two letters from a school teacher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1924.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Lauve, Gustave. Letter, 1863 June 26. 1 item. Location: Misc:L. Resident of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Letter written to Lauve by Oscar, of Bayou Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, describing pillage and destruction by the Union army in Iberville Parish; movements of Confederate troops in Louisiana; and family news. The letter also describes the situation concerning runaway slaves and treatment of slaves by the Union army. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Laycock, John T. Family Papers, 1840-1953. 78 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:149, K:37, OS:L. Baton Rouge lawyer, banker, and writer. Papers contain law notes and a transcript of 'Fragments from a Collection of Letters and Notes of Nina Harper of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861-1862,' that describes civilian life during the Civil War. A manuscript fragment of 'Legs joins the cavalry;' and some miscellaneous notes pertaining to Baton Rouge. Also included are broadsides advertising the Baton Rouge Female Institute, and announcing a Grand Fete for the Red Cross Society (1918), and a photograph of John McCarthney Taylor. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3194.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Education     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Lea, Lemanda E. Papers, 1858-1872. 57 items. Location: E:39. Resident of Liberty, Mississippi, and wife of a Confederate soldier. Correspondence includes letters from her mother, Sarah Sandell of Pike County, Mississippi, and letters from camps in Mississippi and Louisiana written by her husband, I. G. Lea, and her brothers, C. J. and W. G. Martin. Printed items include a speech by the Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi, and minutes of the Union Baptist Association. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 704.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics     Religion     Women    
  • Leake, W. W. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: C:61. Resident of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Civil War letter from Leake telling of the theft of his saddle by Union soldiers and requesting the loan of a friend's Mexican saddle. Part of the George M. Lester collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Leathers, Thomas P., 1816-1896. Family Papers, 1823-1952. 457 items, 11 vols. Location: UU:116-117, H:1, OS:L, 65:60, Vault, Mss.Mf.:L. Steamboat master and owner, and native of Kentucky. Papers mainly relate to steamboat transportation and commerce on the Mississippi River in Louisiana and Mississippi. Collection also includes a pardon (1865) by President Andrew Johnson for Leathers' arrest as a Confederate spy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Transportation    
  • LeBlanc, Auguste. Family Papers, 1812-1866 (bulk 1859-1866). 5 items (includes 1 vol.). Location: Misc:L, G:16. Cotton planter on Happy Retreat Plantation near Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of documents relating to Octave LeBlanc of Plaquemines Parish and Louis LeBlanc of St. Martin Parish and a plantation record book kept by Auguste LeBlanc. The record books contains entries for daily work performed and slave assignments. Memoranda discuss runaway slaves in Baton Rouge with the federal army in the Civil War, an expense account of building materials used to construct the Grosse Tete Chapel, and accounts with neighbors. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion     African Americans     French-language    
  • LeBlanc, C. E. Papers, 1864-1865. 6 items. Location: Misc:L. Deputy of J. D. B. DeBow, chief agent of the Confederate government for the purchase of cotton. Papers concerning, among other things, the sale of certain Confederate government property in Columbus, Mississippi, and its subsequent confiscation by a U. S. Treasury agent. Additional items include a promissory note, a contract for the delivery of cotton, and a broadside announcing a lecture to be presented by J. D. B. DeBow in Columbus, Mississippi. Available on microfilm 5735: Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, Holdings of Louisiana State University, reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Lee, M. Lindley. Letter, 1863 January 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. U.S. representative from New York (1859-1861). Letter from Lee on a visit to Washington, D.C., giving his impressions of the city and commenting on a few changes brought about by the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908. Letter, 1897 June 29. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Stephen Dill Lee was the youngest Confederate lieutenant general during the Civil War and the first president of Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University) from 1880 to 1899. Lee at Mississippi A&M College writes an inconsequential letter to Mrs. Elizabeth Boorom Raub. Mss. 3926.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Leet, Edwin. Letters, 1864-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc:L. Resident of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate soldier of the 3rd Louisiana Cavalry during the Civil War. Civil War letters from Leet to his wife, Sarah A. Leet. Letters written from Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi, relate personal and family news. A letter (1865) written from Sumpter County, Alabama, after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, expresses doubt about optimistic war news announced by Confederate officers. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Leikle, John. True bill, 1862 September. 1 item. Location: Misc. Printed form filled in by the foreman of the Grand Jury of Frederick County, Maryland, affirming that John Leikle levied war against the state by taking up arms. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2325.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lemon, James J. Letter, 1861 June 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Physician and school teacher, Tickfaw Station, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Letter requests payment for teaching services and mentions that his patients have not been paying for medical services. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Leonard, Theodule. Papers, 1841-1896. 135 items. Location: C:55, OS:L. Planter, tax collector, and sheriff of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and captain of Company O of the West Feliciana Regiment of the Louisiana Militia in the Civil War. Letters relate Confederate maneuvers around Columbus, Kentucky. Some papers and letters in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Plantations     Politics    
  • Lester, George S. Papers, 1846-1890 (bulk 1861-1874). 54 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: C:61, OS:L. Member of the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers. Civil War letters of Lester describing his activites as a gunner at the Battle of Romney, West Virginia, 1861, and at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, 1863. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Leverich, Charles E. Diary, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: J:5. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. Confederate soldier in the Civil War and resident of New Orleans. Diary includes personal narratives of Leverich's experiences during the Civil War; a trip from Winchester to Richmond, Virginia; and a stay with his parents in Columbia County, Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Libby Prison engraving, circa 1865-1890. 1 engraving. Location: E:73. Libby Prison was a Confederate Prison at Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. This engraving depicts Libby Prison with a ship on the James River to the rear of it. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lichlider, Thomas. True bill, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Bill signed by the foreman of the Grand Jury of Frederick County, Maryland, affirming that Thomas Lichlider levied war against the state by taking up arms. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Liddell, Moses. Family Papers, 1813-1919 (bulk 1838-1870). 6.5 linear ft., 39 ms. vols., 11 mf reels. Location: U:200-209, G:21, Range 98, Mss.Mf:L. Planter of Elmsley Plantation, Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. His son, St. John Richardson Liddell, was a planter of Llanada Plantation near Trinity, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate brigadier general during the Civil War. Papers consist of plantation records, slave lists, personal correspondence, business and legal papers, account books, notebooks, and plantation diaries. Manuscript volumes consist of cashbooks, bank books, cotton and lumber record books, plantation notebooks, and an incomplete manuscript of LIDDELL'S RECORD OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA 1860-1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 531.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Liddell, Moses and St. John Richardson. Family Papers, 1813-1919 (bulk 1838-1870). 6.5 linear ft., 39 vols., 11 mf reels. Location: U:200-209, OS:L, G:21, 98:, Mss.Mf:L, microfiche 2729. Planters of Woodville, Mississippi and Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Confederate officers. St. John Richardson Liddell was Moses Liddell's son. Bulk of the material is that of St. John Richardson Liddell, Confederate officer and son of Moses Liddell. Papers consist of plantation records, personal correspondence, slave lists, business and legal papers, account books, notebooks, plantation diaries, and persecution of Jews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 531.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Cajuns     Jews     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis, collector. Papers of R. J. Morgan, 1861-1864. 67 items. Location: U:247, OS:L. English actor. Papers pertain to R. J. Morgan's professional career in the United States during the Civil War and consist of playbills for theatrical performances and dramatic readings, and related items. Part of the Albert Louis Lieutaud collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2211.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis. Collection, 1650, 1801-1965. 10 linear ft. Location: U:247-250, OS:L, 34:8-14.. Collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, receipts, printed material, sketches, photographic prints, and sheet music concerning various subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana history; the career of R.J. Morgan, a 19th-century English actor in the United States; railroad transportation in the United States; the American Civil War; and Lieutaud's own literary works and his work as an art and manuscript dealer. About two-thirds of the collection consists of about 140 presentation copies of books and pamphlets on Louisiana topics given to Lieutaud. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1407, 1700, 1771, 1784, 1853, 1936, 2046, 2211, 2369, 2469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Transportation     French-language    
  • Lieutenant Colonel L.C. Colburn. Collection, 1862-1895. 11 items. Location:Misc:C. Collection of correspondence, three page diary, orders, and a printed notice relating to Colburn and his operation of Opelousas and Great Western Railroad in New Orleans. Includes a letter by Admiral Farragut requesting a gunboat to protect Colburn's men. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4720.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Little, J. M. Letter, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Union brigadier general in the Civil War. Letter from occupied Natchez, Mississippi, to superintendent of freedmen orders him to cease interference in sanitary discipline of the freedmen (1864 April 1). Included is a copy of General Orders requiring examination of medical officers of the regiments of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Little, Sidney O., Letters, 1862-1863. 2 items. Location: MISC:L. A native of Carthage, Ill., Little was a private in the 118th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Company B. Little writes from the federal steamer Northerner of the Mississippi Squadron. He tells of military and naval operations on the Yazoo River just above Vicksburg. He describes life in camp near Vicksburg, remarking on the increase in small pox deaths, and that sick soldiers needed to be sent to St. Louis Little notes that many of the men "would like to throw down their guns and go home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1448, 4302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Livermore, Francis S. Letter, 1864 Sept. 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Letter from Francis S. Livermore of the 11th Wisconsin Infantry to his sister in Iowa. Livermore was stationed in Brashear City, La. He describes a raid on Confederate troops on Pigeon Bayou, La., and mentions killing alligators. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lobdell (John L. and Family) Papers, 1817-1912 (bulk: 1825-1890). 0.5 linear feet. Location: A:78; H:12; OS:L. A lawyer and planter in West Feliciana and West Baton Rouge Parishes who experienced financial difficulties as a result of the Civil War. Consists of legal documents, financial records, correspondence, certificates and a cotton book from Arbroath Plantation in West Baton Rouge Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4359.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Locquet Institute. Class exercise books, 1865-1866, 1873-1877. 2 vols. Location: H:23. Madame Locquet-Leroy was principal of the Locquet Young Ladies Institute and the Locquet-Leroy Institute of New Orleans. Locquet-Leroy's class exercise books contain questions and answers on history, literature, and science, together with names of students participating in exercises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1135, 1497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Women    
  • Louden, Elvira. Correspondence, 1855-1888. 30 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Teacher and resident of Virginia. Social and family letters pertain to social life and Confederate soldiers' experiences in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Catalog. Mss. 2651.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Louisiana bonds and notes collection, 1832-1939. 34 items. Location: Misc.:L, OS:L. Bonds, notes, and warrants of the state of Louisiana, including some issued by Citizens' Bank of Louisiana and Charity Hospital of New Orleans, for purposes such as printing, the construction of the Louisiana State Capitol, and the support of Confederate veterans and their widows. See the online catalog for a more detailed description of the items in the collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1187, 1196, 1365, 3438, 3660.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Louisiana pictures, 1720-1865. 17 items. Location: Map cage. Prints include John Law's concession at New Biloxi; a plantation on Bayou Goula, Louisiana; the Civil War Battle of New Orleans sketched by a federal soldier; federal gunboats passing Port Hudson, Louisiana; and Jackson Station after it was burned. Also included are reprints of Civil War scenes of Port Hudson and Baton Rouge from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly Newspaper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Louisiana African American copy photograph collection, circa 1860-1865. 3 copy prints. Location: 65:5. The collection contains one enlarged copy print of a carte de visite of Middleton Plauche, valet to Tacitus Gailliard Calvit, a Bayou Rapides planter, prior to the Civil War; one copy print of a group of African Americans, some in uniform, standing outside a house with two white men standing on the porch; and one enlarged copy print of African American soldiers standing at parade rest near Port Hudson, La., 1864. Mss. 4128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Louisiana Baptist. Issue, 1864 August 3. 1 item. Location: Nsp. Map cage. Issue includes news of a revival meeting in General John G. Walker's division at Alexandria, and a special order issued by General G. Kirby Smith containing the schedule of prices for articles purchsed by stores of the Confederate government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Louisiana Military Commissioner collection, 1864. 132 items. Location: UU:78. Reports of sick and wounded in Georgia, including Andersonville, and Alabama hospitals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1357.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Louisiana militia document, 1863 May 29. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Anonymous Civil War report from the headquarters of the Louisiana Army, District of North Louisiana at Natchitoches, to the Adjutant General's Office outlining reasons for the failure to secure state troops as ordered. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana ordinance of secession, 1861 Jan. 26. 1 ordinance. Location: OS:L. The 130 delegates to the Louisiana secession convention assembled in Baton Rouge on January 23, 1861. On January 26, 1861, it voted 113 to 17 to secede immediately. The Louisiana ordinance of secession is inscribed by hand on a single sheet of vellum, approximately 30 x 24 in., with text written in two columns in both English and French, and bearing 132 signatures. These are positive and negative photocopies made in 1938. In English and French. Mss. 263.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana secession document, 1861. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Map cage. Ordinance of Secession of the State of Louisiana adopted by the Louisiana Secession Convention, January 26, 1861, and signed by the assembled delegates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 263.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louisiana State Depositary. Journal, 1861 January-April. 1 vol. Location: OS:L. State depositary created in 1861 to administer the funds in the Sub-Treasury of the United States in New Orleans after the secession of Louisiana from the Union and prior to the Confederacy. Record of accounts. Entries include payment to treasury warrants by A. J. Guirot as disbursing officer for the Post Office Department, Department of the Interior, Navy and War Departments, and other government agencies. Entries also include payments of vouchers made to and funds received from F. H. Hatch, collector of the Port of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Louisiana State House of Representatives. Journal, 1861-1862. 1 ms. vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:13., Mss. Mf:L. Manuscript, unpublished proceedings of the Louisiana House of Representatives, November 25, 1861-January 23, 1862. A typewritten copy is also available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 260.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louisiana State Treasury Department. Treasurer's office books, 1864-1882. 4 ms. vols. Location: L:13. Fund books recording expenditures under such headings as General Fund, School Fund, Levee Fund, and Poll Tax Fund; journal containing accounts of the State Treasurer with the State of Louisiana; and a letterbook containing official correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 268, 709.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives. Roster, 1863. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Louisiana House of Representatives roster, containing an alphabetical list of members of the House of Representatives and their vote on the bill to authorize the transfer of certain moneys from the general funds of the treasury to the War Tax Fund for payment of principal and interest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Loveland, Emanuel. True bill, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Bill signed by the foreman of the Grand Jury of Frederick County, Maryland, affirming that Emanuel Loveland levied war against the state by taking up arms. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2325.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884. Letter, 1861 November 22. . 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Confederate General in New Orleans from October 1861 until its capture by federal forces in April 1862. Memorandum stating that he has no objection to giving fishing permits to well-known loyal parties provided that they do not put themselves in a position to be captured and used as pilots by Union forces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884. Engraved portrait, circa 1865-1900. 1 engraving. Location: E:73. Mansfield Lovell was a major general in the Confederate army who had been appointed to defend New Orleans when it fell to the Union navy. This engraved portrait was printed by Charles Magnus of New York City. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884. Letter, 1862 March 9. 1 item. Location: Misc:L. Confederate General in New Orleans from October 1861 until its capture by federal forces in April 1862. Letter written to Van (Dorn?) describing the condition of New Orleans prior to its evacuation by the Confederate forces. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2687.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Lowry, K. B. Notice, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union lieutenant commander of the U.S. Gunboat Sciota in the Civil War. Copy of a public notice issued by Lowry threatening summary justice on James Humphreys or any member 'of his band of guerrillas' damaging the property of Mrs. Burbank, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 753.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • LSU Libraries: Louisiana collection photographs, 1862-1971. 624 items. Location: 11:6, OS:L. This collection contains photographic prints and some picture postcards of city buildings, plantation buildings, and other structures in several Louisiana cities and parishes, especially New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mss. 4262.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Lunt, Richard K., 1832-1863. Letters, 1863 February 9-March 31. 4 letters. Location: MISC:L. Richard K. Lunt was a Union soldier with the 48th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The letters, sent from Camp Banks, Baton Rouge, La. to Lunt's mother and brother, describe the camp, weather, Baton Rouge, plantations, and battles. Mss. 5122.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Lynch, Edward. Document, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Slave bill of sale for slave sold to Christopher N. Pasteur of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     African Americans    
  • Lyons, Mary E. Notebook, 1855-1866. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Resident of Clinton and New Orleans, Louisiana. Notebook containing historical notes and poems written at Bienvenue Seminary, Fredericksburg, Virginia (1855), and newspaper clippings of poems (1864-1866). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 269.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Collection. 302 items. Location: 11:11. Baton Rouge photographer. Collection consists of photographs of gunboats; buildings in and around Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana during and after the Civil War; Louisiana State University's old Baton Rouge campus; the old Louisiana State Penitentiary; inauguration of Governor Murphy Foster; floats and participants in the Baton Rouge firemen's parades; Centenary College; and Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Politics     Women    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Badges, [1824], 1881. 2 items. Location: Misc. Baton Rouge photographer. Silk badges commemorating Lafayette's visit to Cincinnati, Ohio (1824) and the Army of Northern Virginia Monument at Metairie Cemetery (1881). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Lytle, Levi. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier at Camp Rome, Georgia. Letter to Catherine Swick of Butnam County, Ohio, reporting that he participated in the heavy fighting.For further information, see onine card catalog. Mss. 928.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • MacKowen, John C. (John Clay), 1842-1901. Papers, 1846-1966 (bulk 1897-1901). 103 items, 3 printed vols. Location: E:54, OS:M. Planter and physician of Jackson, Louisiana, and owner of a property in Anacapri, Italy. Letters concern the education of John MacKowen and his brothers in New England schools, MacKowen's Confederate service during the Civil War, letters to MacKowen from friends in Europe, and correspondence and legal documents relative to MacKowen’s ownership of the Blue Grotto on the Island of Capri. Some letters and papers in Italian and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Madole, F. R. Parole, 1865. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc. Confederate prisoner in the Civil War. Parole of Honor issued at Jackson, Mississippi, and signed by Colonel Thomas H. Taylor, Confederate States of America, and Colonel Van E. Young, United States of America, Department of Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Magee, Sylvester, 1841-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1969. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Index (1 page). Location: L:4700.0039. Former slave and Civil War veteran. Magee discusses his parents, his owners (masters) in Mississippi before the Civil War, his service during the Civil War under General John Reuben, his participation in fighting at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, and his family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Mandeville, Henry D. (Henry David), 1781-1878. Family Papers, 1815-1925 (bulk 1854-1883). 2 linear ft. (1,776 items), 6 ms. vols. Location: U:214-216.Henry D. Mandeville, originally from Philadelphia, was a factor in trade with China; his son Henry, Jr., was a lawyer in Natchez, Mississippi. Two other sons, Theodore and Ellwyn, served in the Confederate army. Collection includes personal and business correspondence documenting life in Natchez and New Orleans; the operation of Westwood Plantation (owned by Henry, Jr.), in Louisiana; and Civil War papers of Theodore and Ellwyn. Papers also include letters referring to musical performances in Arkansas, Virginia, Natchez, New Orleans, and Chicago; and materials documenting civilian life in New Orleans in the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 491, 535.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Mann, Ambrose Dudley. Letters, 1850-1889. 160 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Published letters and related items edited by Dr. John Preston Moore for an article in the Journal of Mississippi History and for My Ever Dearest Friend: The Letters of A. Dudley Mann to Jefferson Davis (1960). Originals are in Confederate Museum and in the Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1823.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Marathon claims papers, 1884-1885. 4 items. Location: Misc. Three letters from A. St. C. Denver, Washington, D.C., to Christopher Tyler, East Haddam, Conn., pertain to a claim against the U.S. government for the loss of the ship "Marathon" during the Civil War. An attorney's agreement is also included in the papers. Mss. 3719.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Marchand, Sidney A. (Sidney Albert), b. 1887. Papers, 1866-1970 (bulk 1890-1966). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: OS:M; UU:19-20. Sidney Albert Marchand served as a Louisiana State Representative from 1929 to 1932 and Mayor of Donaldsonville from 1929 to1933. The collection is comprised of Sidney Albert Marchand's correspondence, financial papers, legal and political documents, and printed materials that reflect his professional career. The manuscript writings reflect Marchand's interests as a local historian and author in Ascension Parish. Mss. 3214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     Religion    
  • Marchant (James Alexander) Family Papers, 1860-1934 (bulk 1860-1887). 0.4 linear feet. Location E:112. Personal correspondence and papers, one diary, and photographs pertaining to the Marchant and DeArmond families of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and, later, Brazil. Letters pertain primarily to conditions in Clinton and East Feliciana Parish after the Civil War, including labor relations with freedmen. A few Civil War letters are also present and pertain to the Battle of Vicksburg, the C.S.S. Arkansas, and Ship Island, Miss. Also incuded is a letter of introduction for James Marchant from the citizens of Clinton to those of Brazil, a diary kept by the Marchants' son Madison chronicling their journey to Brazil, and photographs of family members, Robert E. Lee, and Joseph E. Johnston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3641For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Mark Prime Quartermaster Report, 1863. 1 report. Location: MISC:M. Quartermaster report detailing the pay of carpenters and ambulance drivers for the month of June 1863. The report is signed by Assistant Quartermaster Captain Mark Prime and Colonel Samuel B. Holabird. Mss. 5076.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Markham, Thomas Railey, 1828-1894. Papers, 1794-1932 (bulk 1850-1890). 4.5 linear ft. Location: B:42-46, 99:m, OS:M, J:4 .Pastor of the Lafayette Presbyterian Church in New Orleans (1856-1894) and chaplain in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Collection documents Markham's activities as a minister and includes sermons and memorandum books. Civil War materials include correspondence and military orders. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 649, 650.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Religion    
  • Marsh, Edward N. Civil War Letter, 1862, December 18. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Edward N. Marsh was a private in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry, which was organized at Greenfield, Mass., in October 1862. The 52nd arrived in Baton Rouge to occupy the city on December 17, 1862. In a letter to his brother and sister, Private Marsh describes the scene in Baton Rouge, including his unit's landing, soldiers' taking items from homes, the town's deserted appearance, and the conditions of "contrabands," slaves who fled to the Federal encampments in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4891.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans    
  • Marsh, Edwin N. Letter, 1862 Dec. 18. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Private in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry. He describes the scene in Baton Rouge, including his unit's landing, soldiers' taking items from homes, the town's deserted appearance, and the conditions of "contrabands," slaves who fled to the Federal encampments in Baton Rouge. Mss. 4891.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Marshall, George B. (George Benoist). Family Papers, 1807-1900 (bulk 1850-1880). 0.5 linear ft. Location: B:41, J:7. Sugar and cotton planter of Crescent Plantation, Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and captain in the Confederate army. Collection includes records, daybooks, bills, receipts, and other documents related to the plantation. Includes a 1866 record of fines imposed on African Americans for breaking the peace. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 969.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Marshall, Maria Chotard. Family Papers, 1819-1868. 48 items. Location: S:126. Family of businessmen and planters whose branches settled in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Letters of Sarah Foster Chotard to her daughter Maria Louisa Marshall, and Maria's to her sister Eliza Gould, discuss family, legal, and business affairs, social life, travel, and Civil War experiences. Memoirs by Eliza Gould deal with family history. Collection includes a biographical sketch of David Hunt, a wealthy planter of Natchez, Mississippi, and his wife Anne Ferguson Hunt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3256.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Marshall-Furman Family Papers, 1794-1975 (bulk 1833-1905). 3,046 items, 35 vols., 8 microfilm reels. Location: W:59-68, H:1, H:9, OS:M, Mss. Mf.:M. Henry Marshall was a cotton planter and a member of the Louisiana Senate. S. C. Furman, Marshall's son-in-law, was a medical doctor and officer in the Louisiana Second Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Correspondence deals with politics, economics, agriculture, and the Civil War. Also included in the collection are financial and professional papers, a muster roll, diary, account book, memorandum book, map, and scrapbook materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2740, 4042.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations    
  • Marston, Henry, 1794-1884. Family Papers, 1820-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 vols. Location: U:220-222, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Martin, Robert Campbell, b. 1839. Papers, 1767-1932. 241 items, 75 vols. (68 ms. Vols., 8 printed vols.). Location: C:9, OS:M, M:19, 98. Sugar planter of Albemarle Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, and son of Robert Campbell Martin and Mary Winfred Pugh. Martin served as first lieutenant in the 26th Louisiana Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Papers include Pugh family property and estate records such as deeds and leases, an estate inventory, powers of attorney, and a promissory note. Other papers include a funeral notice, marriage license, muster roll, receipts, and voter registration form. Also included are record books of Albemarle Plantation, memorandum books, newspaper clippings, and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 7-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1045.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Martin, W. L. Collection, 1831, 1863, 1869. 4 items. Location: 99:. Copy of a Benjamin Levy (New Orleans) imprint of a sugar statement for the year 1831 by Pierre A. Degelos which gives the names of the sugar planters by parishes; and three Thibodaux, Louisiana, newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Marx, Mary Robertson. Collection, 1863-1970, undated. 1,460 items. Location:10:48-49, OS:M. Resident of Baton Rouge. Clippings of newspaper and magazine articles and other printed items pertain mainly to the Civil War, World War II, and other historical subjects; and to Louisiana history, politics, culture, and social events. Mss. 2796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Performing arts     Politics    
  • MARY AGNES expense account, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Schooner owned by L. S. Babcock and H. Boas and enrolled at New Orleans. Expense account at Tampico, Mexico, of the Mary Agnes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Mason, Polly, 1855-1974, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1971. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), 10 pages. Location: L:4700.0041. Former slave, born at Ulster Plantation near Alexandria, Louisiana. Mason was 115 years old at the time of the interview, and was residing in Woodworth, Louisiana. Mason describes her master, Judge Henry Boyce, and her life on his cotton plantation in Boyce, Louisiana. Included are her memories of Union soldiers in Louisiana during the Civil War and her sadness upon the assassination of President Lincoln. Mason also recalls the establishment of a station for the Texas and Pacific Railroad in the area, and her first view of an airplane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0041.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Mathews, Charles Lewis, 1824-1864. Family Papers, 1797-1919 (bulk 1840-1872). 3 linear feet. Location: U:224-226, OS:M. Family of Greenwood Plantation, West Feliciana Parish. Charles Mathews was the son of George and Harriet Flower Mathews, husband of Penelope Stewart. Papers document the family's plantations, managed by women: Greenwood, Georgia (Raceland), Coco Bend, and Chaseland, Rapides Parish. Included are factors' statements, slave records, overseer's letters; freedmen's contracts; and Civil War soldiers' letters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 14-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Women    
  • Mathews-Ventress-Lawrason Family Papers, 1770-1934. (bulk 1797-1798; 1820-1933). 3 linear feet. Location: UU: 255-258, OS:M. Families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, Lafourche, and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana. 19th century papers reflect planting activities of Mathews family; 20th century materials reflect real estate management and investment activities of the Ventress and Lawrason families. Papers include personal and business correspondence, printed items, newspaper clippings, financial records, and legal documents. Financial papers centering on Harriet Flower Mathews, and records of legal work for Penelope Stewart Mathews. Ventress-Lawrason correspondence primarily addressed to Sallie Mathews Ventress, including series of letters from cousin Mrs. M. M. Slaughter. Also legal documents for land purchased by Sallie Mathews Ventress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Maury, Dabney Herndon. Letter, 1865 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 13. Major general in the Confederate army in the Civil War, commander of the District of the Gulf. Letter written by Maury from New Orleans to General P. G. T. Beauregard describing the Union siege of Mobile, Alabama, and discussing the Confederate defense and reasons for Confederate defeat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2990.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • McAllister, Charles L. Letter, 1861 August 21. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier. Letter to McAllister's mother, Mrs. C. LaCroze, describing his train trip from Memphis to Knoxville, Tennessee, via Chattanooga. He mentions civilian enthusiasm along the way, and gives an eyewitness account of the wreck of a train carrying troops. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • McBeth letter, 1864 November 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union army soldier in the Ordnance Office at headquarters of the Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Letter comments on the Confederate military situation around Baton Rouge at the end of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • McClure, John W. Papers, 1862-1866. 915 items. Location: 41:25, OS:M. Captain in the Union army in the Civil War in the Department of the Gulf. McClure was appointed assistant quartermaster in 1862. Documents relating to the Union occupation of New Orleans, including forms related to supplies and expenses, personal correspondence, and confiscation records. Mss. 3240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • McElhenny, Robert W. Letter and genealogical notes, 1863, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • McGehee, J. Burruss (John Burruss), 1836-1913. Papers, 1816-1951. 15 linear ft. Location: C:34-35, UU:54-60, P:1, OS:M, Z. Plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Collection includes letters, newspaper articles, business papers related to McGehee's plantations, and genealogical notes. One item records damage to Bowling Green Plantation during the Civil War, and a map (1874) shows an area of racial uprising. Includes a letter (1866) from Scotland about a Scottish immigrant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1111.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. Family Papers, 1826-1912 (bulk 1903-1904). 35 items. Location: C:26, A:3. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. His grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Papers include family letters, McGehee's autobiography, the history of a slave family, and financial documents. Includes items related to the destruction of Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi by Union and African American troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2302, 2789.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. McGehee family collection, 1724-1929 (bulk 1862-1880). 5 ms. vols. Location: H:1. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and St. Louis, Missouri. James' grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi, and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Collection contains typewritten copies of McGehee family papers including reminiscences, biographical sketches, genealogical notes, diaries, and obituaries. Includes an account of the Veal family, a family of slaves associated with the McGehees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; V:42-46; OS:M; 99:M; Mss. Mf.:M. Journalist who worked on the New Orleans Picayune and the Baton Rouge Gazette. McGrath was a Confederate veteran who later founded the Baton Rouge Daily Truth and Weekly Truth. Papers include correspondence (among it McGrath's Civil War letters to his wife); an anonymous Confederate soldier's diary; legal documents; and scrapbooks relating to the interests and activities of McGrath's three daughters. Collection also includes accounts for St. Joseph's Church in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Papers and Scrapbook, 1861-1949. 0.25 linear feet. Location: C:36. Scrapbook and papers of John McGrath, printer, soldier, and local historian residing in Baton Rouge. Includes material from his service as a soldier and newspaper clippings pertaining to the history of Baton Rouge and his family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1115.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • McHugh, John A. Family Papers, 1850-1874. 5 items. Location: Misc.M. Resident of Baton Rouge. Papers include a tax receipt (1850), oath of allegiance to the United States (1863), Confederate States of America bond certificate (1864), a railway timetable (1869) and a description (1874) of Mr. Basilisco's fruit and cake store on Third Street in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation    
  • McKelvey, Peter B. Papers, 1862-1870. 0.3 linear ft. (86 items; 4 vols.). Location: S:26. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 13-14. Physician of New Orleans who served as a Confederate surgeon and hospital inspector in the Civil War. After the war, McKelvey returned to his medical practice in New Orleans. Papers include a record book (1864-1865) containing official correspondence and inspection reports for hospitals in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana; a request to practice medicine in New Orleans; and records of that practice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • McKinney, Jeptha. Papers, 1841-1931 (bulk 1850-1870). 1 linear foot. Location: E:28-29, OS:M. Graduate of the University of Louisiana (Tulane University Medical School) and practicing physician in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Early correspondence discusses health during the 1850s; Civil War correspondence discusses camp life, soldiers' health, and battles; later correspondence covers Reconstruction, education, race relations, and Baptists. Papers include statements of accounts for medical services, promissory notes, and a thesis on pneumonia by Dr. McKinney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 273, 718.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Religion    
  • McKowen, John, 1812-1871. Papers, 1836-1898 (bulk 1836-1869). 32 items. Location: E:54. Irish American general merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. His son, John Clay MacKowen, was a physician. Correspondence consists of letters from friends and business associates, many of Irish descent, living in Louisiana, New York, and Ireland. Letters discuss personal, social, economic, and political matters. Included is a newspaper article by Dr. John MacKowen refuting the claim by Colonel Allen D. Chandler that Chandler captured General Neal Dow at Port Hudson, June 3, 1863, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • McMillan, James Winning. General order no. 1, circa 1862. Location: E:74. Order of Col. James W. McMillan, Commanding Post, stating that all commanding officers must immediately expel all African Americans without their lines except officers' servants. July 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899. Journal, 1856-1889 (bulk 1856-1878). 1 v. Location: G:18. This typescript copy of the journal of Alice "Alie" Austen McMurran recounts her marriage in Maryland and subsequent life in antebellum Natchez, Miss.; her life in Natchez and Maryland during the Civil War; political and social events at the close of the war; and family affairs in Mississippi and Maryland during the three years after the war and sporadically recorded through 1878. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, 1846-1878; 1942, undated (bulk:1856-1868). 0.6 linear feet. Location: U:298, OS:M. John T. McMurran family of Melrose in Natchez, owners of Louisiana plantations, son John, Jr., married Alie Austen of Maryland. Primarily correspondence related to family matters, the Civil War, home life, politics, plantation operation, and attitudes toward federal forces. Newspapers clippings, cartes de visites of family members, a household inventory, J. T. McMurran, Jr.'s discharge from the Confederate army in 1862, and military passes are also present. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • McNeill, George. Letters, 1861-1862. 2 items. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier from Tennessee stationed in New Orleans and in Orange County, Virginia. One letter (1861) describes social conditions in New Orleans. The other (1862) relates efforts made to secure consent from the Confederate Secretary of War for the assignment of McNeill and others to P. G. T. Beauregard's command. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2391.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • McPheeters, Gabriel P. Papers, 1827-1862, (1862). 23 items. Location: Misc:M. Lieutenant Colonel in the Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Correspondence to McPheeters relates news of friends, family, and the war. Letters from his brother report on war events from Virginia. Papers also include a memorial of John P. Walworth (undated), photocopies of obituaries of family members, and a biographical sketch of Martha Willis Dunbar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • McPherson and Oliver. Photographs, 1863. 3 items. Location: E:67. Three carte-de-visite photographs, all probably by McPherson and Oliver, depict Baton Rouge during the Civil War, one showing a military encampment; another showing a tree-lined street; a third showing a mule-drawn cart.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3272.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • McVea-Neville Family Papers, 1830-1917. 0.1 linear ft. Location: 50:15. The McVea-Neville Family papers consist of personal correspondence, items related to family property, and financial records. Of note is a copy of a Confederate States army substitution affidavit, dated October 24, 1864. The property records include official state and parish documents and notarized copies of various property agreements between McVea-Neville family members. Of note are a court judgment document on a family property dispute, dated December 3, 1865, and a plat map of Neville property, dated March 18, 1864. The financial records include receipts, bills of sale, ledger pages, tax rolls, credit account statements. Other items of note include a congressional report booklet on abandoned property claims, dated December 20, 1889, an insurance policy document for Mrs. M.L. Neville, dated November 6, 1903, and a monthly grade report for Albert McVea from Silliman Collegiate Institute, dated January 30, 1889. Mss. 3284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Women    
  • McVeigh, George W. Diary and Letter, 1863-1893 (bulk 1863-1864). 3 v., 1 letter. Location: V:62. Private in the U. S. Army Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 63rd regiment, Co. G. Diary, in two volumes, document the history of the 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, from May 1, 1863 until Dec. 31, 1864. Entries provide a daily account a soldier's life, the regiment’s march from Memphis through Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky, and engagements with Confederate troops. Recurring topics include military campaigns, weather, camp life, disease, and war news. Entries also relate to the confiscation of livestock, the availability of food, deserters on both sides, enemy infiltrators, war refugees and slaves. A letter (May 3, 1863) and a roster of the 63rd Ohio Regiment (1893) accompany the diary. Mss. 3871. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Meade, George G. (George Gordon), 1815-1872. Letter, 1867 November 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Union army general in the Civil War. Letter to the Commissioner of Agriculture seeking employment for his niece indicating that her family's plantation in Mississippi, on the direct route of Grant's army, had been destroyed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2761.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Means, E. J. (Edward J.). Letter book, 1864-1888. 10 items; 1 vol. Location: H:3, Misc., OS:M. Commandant of the Confederate Naval Station, Marion Courthouse, South Carolina, in the Civil War. Official correspondence discusses the recapture Federal prisoners; requisitions of food, clothing, and medical supplies, including shoes and clothing for African Americans working in the Navy Yard;. A letter book includes names, ages, and classifications of Pee Dee Naval Yard workers. Available on microfilm: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 287.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Melancon, Victorin Jr. Papers, 1862-1866. 4 items. Location: MISC:M. Private in Company D of the 27th Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers. Include a certificate of discharge issued to Melancon at Camp Norwood near Vicksburg on September 10, 1862, and an amnesty oath issued in Ascension Parish on April 5, 1866. Two unidentified copy photographs are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mercer, James. Letter, 1862 Mar. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James Mercer of the 5th Louisiana Infantry Regiment Company B writes to his mother from Miner's Farm, Williamsburg, Va., bemoaning her failure to write, pledging never to write again if she does not reply this time, recounting the C.S.S. Virginia's sinking of the U.S.S. Cumberland and U.S.S. Congress at the mouth of the James River and its shelling of Newport News (the Battle of Hampton Roads), describing camp life, and asking for news of the family. Mss. 3685.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Merritt, John. Letters, 1861-1874 (bulk 1862-1865). 58 items. Location: W:24. Union soldier from Madison County, New York. He enlisted as a private (1862) in the 114th New York Volunteers and served in several Louisiana campaigns. Early correspondence (1862-1863) and two diary entries describe Merritt's voyage from Fortress Monroe, Virginia, to Ship Island, Mississippi. 1864 letters describe military activities and several months spent in a hospital. 1865 letters relates the loss of men in his Company. Later correspondence (1867-1874) consists of personal family letters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4674For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Metoyer, Adeleda. Papers, 1845-1897. 52 items. Location: A:1, Mss.Mf. Free woman of color, Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts (1845-1860) are for medical care, taxes, freight, and merchandise. Included are statements of account (1873-1874), from Miltenberger & Pollock, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Philomene Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Meullion family. Papers, 1776-1906 (bulk 1776-1796). 121 items. Location: U:230, Mss.Mf. Free African American family of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Louis Augustin Meullion and his son Jean Baptiste (whose mother was a slave) were slaveholders; the son owned a plantation on Bayou Teche. Collection includes slave bills of sale, land sales, and other financial records; manumission papers for Maria Juana and her son Baptiste Meuillon; and an amnesty oath taken in 1865 by Miss Belazaire Meuillon. In French, English, and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 243, 294.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Plantations     Spanish-language     Women    
  • Miangolarra, Juan. Papers, 1836-1916. 61 items, 1 vol. Location: C:54, OS:M. Native of Spain and a resident of Havana, Cuba, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers contain information concerning Miangolarra's activities as commander of the Spanish Cazadores of New Orleans and the Louisiana Defendera, battalions of the Louisiana militia volunteers in the Confederacy. In Spanish. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1184, 1216.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Spanish-language    
  • Miller, Alexander R. Diary, 1861-1864. 1 vol. [typed copy]. Location: H:3. Quarter gunner in the United States Navy on U.S. steamers Baron De Kalb and Lafayette. Diary of Alexander R. Miller records movement of troops, naval maneuvers, and encounters with Confederate gunboats, batteries, forts, and troops, in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Miller, Robert Davies, 1848-1927. Family papers, 1853-1938, 1984. 2 microfilm reels, 5 photographic prints, 1 typescript. Location: Mf., Misc. Robert Davies Miller was a physician in Clinton, Miss. The papers consist primarily of microfilm copies of 110 family letters, postcards, receipts, obituaries, and other documents, as well as two autograph albums, created between 1853 and 1938. Not microfilmed are a typescript of "Robert Davies Miller: A Biography" (1984) by M. Stone Miller Jr., and photographic prints of the Miller family. Mss. 3432, 3642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Miller, Robert H. Letters, 1861 June 22-August 30. 7 items. Location: Misc:M. Confederate officer from Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Letters written from Camp Pulaski, Louisiana, and near Richmond, Virginia. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2181.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Miller, Thomas D. Letterbook, 1864-1874. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Cotton agent for the Quartermaster Department, Confederate States Army, Alexandria, Louisiana (1864-1865). Letters deal with official problems arising in the purchase and impressment of cotton; labor and transportation difficulties; and the lack of cooperation among the residents of the Alexandria district to sell cotton. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 638.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Milling, D. Y. Letters, 1863-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc:M. Letters by D. Y. Milling written from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, to his brother, Dr. James S. Milling of Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Milling makes references to his health and that of others; the scarcity, poor quality, and high price of food; slavery; and the unbearableness of the infantry and the morale of the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 3758.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine    
  • Milling, Mary W. Letter, 1861 Nov. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Mary W. Milling writes from Camden, S.C., to her husband in Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, La., describing the panic of South Carolinians over the capture of Port Royal and fears that Charleston will be attacked, giving news of their children and other family members, and relating war news from Savannah and St. Augustine. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Milton, Horace P. Letter, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.M. Private , 47th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and clerk in the Ordnance Office, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, in New Orleans. Letter written from New Orleans,(April 15, 1863) comments in detail on regimental personnel problems and describes the cemetery tombs and the surrounding area. A letter dated May 8, 1863, describes health and weather conditions in New Orleans, the presence of large numbers of "grey-backs," and local excitement at the news of Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson's raid through Mississippi and the reception upon his arrival in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2279, 2724,.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine    
  • Milton, John, 1807-1865. Papers, 1862-1863. 6 items (typed transcriptions). Location: Misc. Governor of Florida. Typewritten copies of four letters by Governor John Milton of Florida to General P.G.T. Beauregard and two letters by Beauregard to Milton discussing political and military affairs in Florida during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 786.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Minnich, J. W. Papers, 1930. 2 vols. [typescript copies]. Location: H:2. Resident of Louisiana and member of the Sixth Georgia Mounted Infantry serving with the Army of the West. Reminiscences of the battle of Chickamauga, campaigns with Longstreet in 1863-1864, and life in Rock Island are discussed by Minnich. These reminiscences were written in 1930 and arranged and organized by E. A. Landry in 1938.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 662.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Minor, Rebecca A. G. Papers, ca. 1860-1870. 786 pages (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Wife of William J. Minor and executrix of his estate. Case files of Rebecca Minor against the United States, filed in the U.S. Court of Claims, for the seizure by Union military authorities of sugar, molasses, and supplies at Hollywood and Southdowns plantations, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Mississippi Confederate defense agreement, 1861 November 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. List of names of men in Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi, volunteering to serve in the defense of Columbia, Kentucky, or any other threatened position for sixty days. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3223.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mississippi slave document, 1864 November 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Tax rebate issued by the sheriff of Yazoo County, Mississippi, to a slaveowner whose slave was taken by the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Mississippi State Troops Papers, 1862-1863. 14 items. Location: Misc. Printed forms executed by the quartermaster corps of the Mississippi State Troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053, 1275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mitchell, A. S. Receipt, 1864 December 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Receipt deposited for safekeeping by a freedman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • Mitchell, A. S. Letter, 1864 November 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Letter discusses the possibility of ex-slaves leasing plantation lands for their own personal use. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4734For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • Mitchell, A. S. Lieutenant Colonel. Receipt, 1865 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Receipt for a dog tax from the City of Natchez, Mississippi, to A. S. Mitchell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Montgomery, George W. Papers, 1866-1932. 191 items, 43 vols. Location: B:18, P:23, P:2. Planter of Montrose Plantation, Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Volumes contain records for the Montrose, Morgan Fields, Lower Banks, Cape Place, Okalona, and Islington Plantations. Entries chiefly relate to the accounts of tenant farmers and sharecroppers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1015, 1091.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations    
  • Montgomery, Isidore. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Confederate soldier. Letter from Montgomery to Ellen Marshall and Anorheta West, written from a camp near Port Royal, Virginia, giving personal news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, 1864. 1 item. Location:Misc.:M. Monthly return with notations indicating specific numbers and types of supplies ordered and distributed to officers in the company of the 8th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment. Supplies include uniforms, blankets, tents, knapsacks, canteens, axes, account books and forms. For further information, see online catalog. Mss.3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. Letter, 1862 May 13. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Thomas O. Moore served as governor of Louisiana (1860-1864). Thomas Overton Moore at Camp Moore, La., writes B.L. Defreese, the state treasurer at Opelousas, explaining how he took $4,000,000 in Confederate treasury notes from the Louisiana State Bank in New Orleans before the city fell to the U.S. Navy. Mss. 3851.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:231, H:3, Mf:5322, Mss.Mf:M. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Morancy, Honore P. Family Papers, 1780-1936 (bulk 1841-1897). 120 items; 2 printed vols. Location: C:73, M:14. French Catholic planter of Milliken's Bend, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Morancy's father emigrated from France to Santo Domingo before 1789; the children were orphaned and raised in Louisiana. Papers include family letters concerning social life, the Catholic Church, and education, in northeastern Louisiana and Kentucky. Confederate civilian letters describe hardships during the Civil War; later letters document relocation of refugees. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2430.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Religion    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. E.S. Morgan Confederate Captain Commission, 1861 Oct. 8. 1 Certificate. Location: MISC:M. Thomas O. Moore, a sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, owned Emfield, Lodi, and Mooreland Plantations with his wife Berthia Leonard Moore. He was a member of the Police Jury of Rapides Parish, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and a State Senator. He served as governor of Louisiana (1860-1864) and called the Secession Convention in 1861. This is a certificate of commission signed by Thomas Overton Moore and [Maurico] Grivot, Adjutant and Inspector General of Louisiana, for E.S. Morgan. Mss. 5133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morgan, Henry Gibbes, 1843-1925. Letter, 1863 September 24. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier in the 13th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Letter written from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Morgan's mother, Mrs. Caroline Morgan of Baton Rouge. The letter concerns the location and use of the family's hired hands, Morgan's stay at Port Hudson, and his association with Captain C. E. Fenner. Mss. 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Morgan, John A. Papers, 1840, 1856-1899, 1945, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morgan, Morris B. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Providence, Rhode Island. Letter from Morgan to Dr. Amzi Martin of Louisiana, prisoner of war at Johnson's Island prison, Sandusky, Ohio, concerns shipment of provisions and liquors and expresses a desire to repay the hospitality shown him and his wife while visiting Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 513.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morgan, Philip Hicky, 1825-1900. Letter, 1865 June 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Lawyer of Baton Rouge. He worked in partnership with his father, Thomas Gibbes Morgan. Morgan's letter to his cousin, Morris Barker Morgan of Providence, Rhode Island, relates plans for sending his cousin, Henry Gibbes Morgan, to New York to stay with family. The letter describes Henry's condition after his service in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Morgan, Thomas Gibbes, 1799-1861. Letters, 1859,1861. 5 items. Location: Misc:M. Baton Rouge lawyer and judge. Morgan's letters to his nephew in providence, Rhode Island, describe the death and funeral of his grandfather, Philip Hicky of Hope Estate. Letters (1861) refer to the appointment of his son, James Morris Morgan, as a midshipman in the Confederate navy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2090.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Morgan, Thomas Gibbes, Jr., 1837-1864. Letters, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc:M. Confederate captain in the 7th Louisiana Infantry. Enlisted June 1861 at Camp Moore; was captured; November 1863; and died in Johnson's Island Prison, Ohio, January 1864. Morgan's letters were written to his cousin, Morris Barker Morgan of Providence, Rhode Island, from Old Capitol Prison, Washington D.C., and Johnson's Island Prison. Letters relate Morgan's need for money and clothing, his desire to see his wife and children, pessimism about the release of prisoners, and appreciation for the help of his Northern relatives. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morris-Sibley Family Papers, 1846-1910 (bulk 1846-1879). 93 items; also available as a bound typescript. Location: A:2, H:3. Thomas Henry Morris moved from Wales to Louisiana and married Mary White Sibley in 1854. She was born in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and her family owned Mount Elon Plantation. Papers consist of family correspondence, including that of Mary Wells Sibley and Mary White Morris; Civil War correspondence of Thomas H. Morris and others; and letters from the Morris sons describing life at a school in North Carolina, 1878-1879. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 562.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Morse, E. A. Account books, 1863-1865. 4 vols. Location: H:3. Account books and letter book kept by Capt. E. A. Morse for the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad Company and the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company while they were operated under the control of the United States Army at the latter part of the Civil War. Letter book contains copies of orders, circulars, and published notices issued by Morse and C. W. Greene, Assistant Superintendent. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 503.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Mouton, Alfred. Photograph, circa 1861. 1 item. Location: E:67. Confederate general killed at Mansfield, Louisiana, April 8, 1864. Copy of photograph made through glass with original still in frame; shows Mouton in full uniform, front view. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mullen, Robert A. Correspondence, 1863-1865. Location: Misc.:M. A New Orleans native and Confederate naval officer; prisoner of war at Fort Warren, Boston, Massachusetts. Letters to Eliza Brenan of New Orleans, Louisiana, describe his emotional state and his experiences in the navy before his capture. Letters to Mullen from Sister Aloysius of the Caritas Carney Hospital in Boston remark on her attempts to have him released. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Religion    
  • Mullet, Thomas. Letter, 1862 July 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier in the Louisiana Artillery, 8th Battalion Heavy, during the Civil War. Letter written to General Daniel Ruggles reports military action at Red River Landing and Bayou Sarah, Louisiana. Mullet also comments on the possibility that certain members of Ruggles' staff are not in full agreement with the Confederate cause. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2764.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Murray, Hyde H. Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Papers, 1986-1995 (bulk 1990-1994). 3 linear ft. Location: X:1-3, OS:M. The papers consist of correspondence, administrative files, research files, printed items, clippings, and notes of Hyde H. Murray, vice-chairman of the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, a body created by Congress to identify important Civil War sites, determine their significance and current condition, evaluate any threats to their integrity, develop alternatives for preservation and interpretation, and report these findings to Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4691.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Myers, W. G. Letter, 1865 March 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Federal surgeon stationed at the U.S. army general hospital in Baton Rouge in the Civil War. Letter giving detailed information concerning the city of Baton Rouge and describing the plantation area along the Mississippi River in Southeastern Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Plantations    
  • N. A. Birge transportation record book, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: F:12. N. A. Birge was captain and quartermaster in the Confederate army. Franklin Garrett was transportation agent in the Confederate army. Ledger conatins records of transportation tickets issued by N. A. Birge, indicating the movement of Confederate army men and supplies on various railroad, steamboat, and stage lines. Also recorded is the movement of soldiers on sick leave to and from hospitals at Delhi and Monroe, Louisiana, as well as those soldiers who were on detail to Texas or discharged. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Transportation    
  • Neal family scrapbook, 1843-1861. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:N. Possibly residents of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of poetry, humor, articles pertaining to elections, slavery, politics, Confederate enlistments in Rapides Parish, and to national and international affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2937.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     African Americans    
  • Nelson, Solomon, 1827?-1882. Journal, 1862-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location:Misc:N. Union soldier serving in the 50th Regiment of the Massachusetts Infantry. Journal chronicles Nelson's experiences in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, giving detailed descriptions of the sights, scenery, and events beginning with his stay in New York, subsequent sea voyage to Louisiana, and his return trip north. Entries reflect camp life, movement of troops, scarcity of food, interaction with African Americans, and his personal reflections on the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3557.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     African Americans    
  • New Orleans Civil War letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter signed by Capt. LeGaynot, Lieut. P. O. Peyroux, and Lieut. Louis Ducournau of the 3rd company of Chasseurs a pied, addressed to the Board of Aldermen of the Common Council of New Orleans, requesting $500 to equip the company for battle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • New Orleans Price Current, New Year's address, 1862 January 1. 1 item. Location: OS:N. New Year's address of the carrier of the New Orleans Price Current. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • New Orleans Sanitary Fair. Broadside, 1864. 1 item. Location: MISC:N. Broadside announces theatre production planned for February 29, 1864, at the New Orleans Academy of Music. Fairs like this one raised funds for the United States Sanitary Commission to provide Union soldiers with food, medicine and medical transport, and pension assistance. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • New Orleans Unionist Civil War letter, 1864 April 8. 1 item. Location:Misc.: N. Letter from woman named Emma in New Orleans to her grandmother. Author refers to difficulties of "Henry's" office job, which involves discharging soldiers. Also mentioned are the author's children (one of whom sings the "Star Spangled Banner" and pretends to "kill Rebels.") and debt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • New, George W. Letter, 1865 April 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Member of the Indiana Military Agency in New Orleans at the end of the Civil War. Letter to Colonel James Gavin in answer to an inquiry regarding business opportunities and trade restrictions in New Orleans. New also mentions the practice of federal officers trading in pay accounts, scarcity of money, and real estate values. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Newell, Robert Aiken, b. 1819. Papers, 1841-1887 (bulk 1863-1864). 250 items. Location: U:235, 65:. Irish immigrant and owner of Oak Grove, Cheneyville, Louisiana. The collection consists chiefly of personal papers of Newell and family. Personal correspondence of the 1850s and 1860s reflects the plantation and social activities of the Newell, Forman, and Keary families. Some letters were written from Newell to his wife during a trip to his home in Ireland (1859). Civil War letters from family in the 16th Louisiana Infantry and 8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery at camps in the state discuss the quality of Louisiana conscripts, provisions, the Red River campaign, Vicksburg, and deserters. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Newton, John. Log book, 1861-1863. 1 vol. Location: F:10. Marine aboard the Union blockade ship U.S.S. FLAG in the Charleston, South Carolina, harbor during the Civil War. Logbook recording activities aboard the FLAG. Included are views on Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the status of African Americans, and Admiral Dupont's command decisions during the Ft. Sumter blockade. The volume contains manuscript maps of Confederate and Union positions at Charleston and Port Royal, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia; and a list of ships captured by Union forces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3782.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Nicholls, Francis Redding Tillou, 1834-1912. Letter, 1889 October 14. 2 items. Location: Misc. Confederate general in the Civil War and governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Letter written from the Executive Department, Baton Rouge, refutes a wartime rumor that Nicholls had been arrested as a spy. Included is a small portrait of Nicholls in military uniform (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics    
  • Nicholson, William, Texas Ranger. Letters, 1861. 4 items. Location: Misc:N. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 14. Member of the Texas Rangers in the Civil War. Letters to William's sister, Mary Ann Nicholson, in Bastrop, Texas, written from New Iberia and New Orleans, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Bowling Green, Kentucky, describe travel and living conditions in Confederate military camps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 583.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Nickerson, E. L. (Edwin L.). Letters, 1862 July 7-November 28. 5 items. Location: Misc:N. Union soldier stationed at the Custom House in New Orleans during the Civil War. He served under General Benjamin Franklin Butler before he began drilling at camps Kearney and Stearns in the Reserve Brigade, under Brigadier General Godfrey Weitzel. Letters describe Nickerson's experiences at the Custom House, and in military training in Camp Kearney and Camp Stearns. Mentioned are loyalty oaths taken by local citizens; living conditions and illnesses in camp; and his opinion of commanding officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Nineteenth Corps, 1st Division circular, 1863 Aug. 15. 1 item. Location: MISC:N. Colonel Wickham Hoffman served as Assistant Adjutant General under Major General William Buel Franklin. Circular establishes office hours and location for Franklin's headquarters in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4292.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Norman, E. B. and N. Philip. Collection, 1833-1967 (bulk 1929-1960). 1994 items, 225 vols. Location: 77:60-62; O:66-70, 74-75; OS:N; 99:; 102; Rolled map case 1; vault. E. B. Norman was a resident of Alexandria, Louisiana; Dr. N. Philip Norman was a resident of New York City. Collection contains photographic prints, books, periodicals, newspapers, correspondence, copper plates, framed maps and pictures, blueprints, and other records concerning steamboats, the navigation of the Red River and lower Mississippi River. They relate to Louisiana parishes and regions, travel in the South, and General Banks' Red River Campaign. Periodicals include 'Waterways Journal' (1932-1967); Waterways Magazine (1942-1951); Steamboat Bill, the journal of the Steamboat Historical Society of America (1961-1969); and S & D Reflector, published by the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen (1964-1969). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1084, 2458, 2578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Transportation    
  • Occupied New Orleans Collection, 16 January-14 November, 1864. 7 items. Location: Misc: O. Certificates, receipts, and bills of lading. documenting business activities in occupied New Orleans, including the sale and shipping of corn and cotton and the purchase of groceries and soap. Three receipts and one certificate were issued to A[uguste] Lesseps of St. Clair Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4863.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Plantations    
  • Olivier, Adolphus. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Member of the Louisiana State Legislature. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, to General Daniel Ruggles advising him of a Senate bill appropriating two and one-half million dollars to organize a Louisiana naval force. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Osband, Embury D., d. 1866. Letter, 1864 Jan. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Embury D. Osband was colonel of the Third United States Colored Cavalry. Osband describes raids by Confederate forces in western Mississippi and Confederate plans to supply ammunition to Shreveport, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Osgood, Jessie C. Letters, 1862-1864. 5 items. Location: Misc:O. Federal soldier stationed in New Orleans in the Civil War. Letters giving information concerning guerrilla fighting south of New Orleans and a hospital at Morganza, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1460.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine    
  • Owen, William E. Letters, 1865-1866. 21 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:O. Civil War letters from William E. Owen in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn., to Miss Lottie L. Childs describing life in a military hospital and other news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1885.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Owen, William Miller. Diary 1863-1864. 1 v. (on microfilm). Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:O. William Miller Owen was a Confederate officer in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Army of Northern Virginia, during the Civil War. Owen narrates events during the march from Richmond, Va., to Petersburg and the siege of Petersburg. Included in the diary are charts of the range capabilities of various artillery guns and hand drawn maps of north Georgia and the Petersburg battlefield. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4801.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Owen, William Miller. William Miller Owen and Allison Owen Papers, 1867-1914. 207 items. Location: U:103, OS:O. William Miller Owen was a captain in the Washington Artillery during the Civil War; his son Allison, a New Orleans architect, was a member of the Washington Artillery in World War I. Materials relate to the history of the unit, its celebrations, programs, and members. The bulk of the collection consists of letters (1913-1914) acknowledging invitations to the 75th anniversary of the Washington Artillery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1948, 1955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • P. G. T. Beauregard cartoon, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Page, Edward Jr. letter, 1863 Jan. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:P. Page served as captain of the 31st Massachusetts Volunteers, Company H, and as provost marshal in New Orleans, La. Letter to Major General Nathaniel P. Banks requesting permission to bill planters whose land adjoins new levees constructed under Page's supervision. Endorsement by Banks approves Page?s request. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Paine, Halbert E. General order no. 6, 1862 Aug 12. 1 item. Location:E:74. Military order issued from the headquarters of the 2nd brigade of the 19th U.S. Army Corps in Baton Rouge, La. It states that citizens are to be allowed within brigade lines only by written permission, that brigade officers must communicate the order to those their successors, that firearms should not be discharged except as required in the regular performance of military duties, and that officers in the brigade should remain in camp. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Paine, Halbert Eleazer, 1826-1905. Papers, 1861-1915 (bulk 1861-1863). 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Union general, attorney, U.S. congressman from Wisconsin, commissioner of patents, and author. Collection includes Paine's memoirs, 'Manuscripta Minora,' a collection of loose letters and photographs, and miscellaneous narratives and diary notes; an order book; a volume of letters, orders, telegrams, etc.; and photographs of Union soldiers in Illinois and of General Paine in Carrollton, La. Also included is the narrative 'The Experiences of a Child in the Civil War' by Eliza P. Ladd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3556. Container list available.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Paine, Halbert Eleazer. Speeches, 1865 . 2 items. United States Civil War general and member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1865-1871. Speeches address the passage of the 14th amendment, Reconstruction and restoring the Southern states to the Union. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Palmer-Lincoln Family Papers, 1865-1976. 1 linear ft. Location: Range 33:33. Edward C. Palmer ran a family wholesale paper trade business in New Orleans, and his sister, Maud, was involved in the cranberry business in Massachusetts. His daughter, Helen, married James Rufus Lincoln. Papers largely consisting of family correspondence. E. C. Palmer's paper business is documented through letters, a copy book, and audit books. Papers from Maud Palmer's interests in the cranberry trade consist of correspondence, receipts, and notebooks. Lincoln family papers include family correspondence, legal papers, cards, and drawings. Photographs represent both families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Women    
  • Parish, Robert T. Diary. 1861. 1 vol. photocopy. Location: B:66. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He married Judity Merrill in 1850, and they had a son and daughter at the time the diary was written. Diary begins with Parish's tenure in the vicinity of Alexandria, Louisiana, and reflects the day-to-day life of an itinerant minister. He comments on Catholicism, excitement over the Civil War, and the religious failings of his charges, African American and white. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Parrish, T. Michael. Papers, 1903-1990 (bulk 1981-1990). 4 linear ft. Location: E:41, OS:P, D:86. Civil War historian and author. Papers include research materials on Lt. General Richard Taylor and Taylor's participation in Civil War campaigns, especially the Red River Campaign and others in south Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4513.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Parsons, Captain. Diary, 1862. 1 vol. Location: M:21. Captain serving in the 96th New York Regiment in the Civil War. Early entries give a resume of Parsons' life previous to entering military service. Later entries describe his fellow officers, discuss mismanagement of supplies, and complain of favoritism shown to men because of family or political connections. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Patrick, R. W. Family Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1845-1900). 123 items, 8 ms. vols. Location: E:40, H:10. Deputy clerk of court of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Personal papers and journal of Reuben Woodworth Patrick; the Civil War diary of his son, Robert D. Patrick; and excerpts from diaries of Patrick's grandson, Jay Nash of Nash Plantation, near Clinton. Earlyapers consist of land deeds of the Patrick family of New York state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 686, 712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Patrick, Robert D. (Robert Draughton), 1835-1866. Letters, 1862. 3 items. Location: Misc:P. Private in a Louisiana Confederate regiment under General John Hunt Morgan. Two letters (1862) from Patrick to his sister, Mrs. Mary Patrick Nash; and a novel by W. H Maxwell, The Fortunes of Hector O'Halloran and His Man Mark Anthony O'Toole. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Payne, Eugene B. [Beauharnois], 1835-1910. Letters, 1863-1864. 3 items. Location: Misc.:. Union soldier in the 37th Illinois Regiment. Letters describe New Orleans, Louisiana, its residents, the lack of rapport between the Union troops from the West and those from the North (ca. Sept. 1863), military pay and illness among troops (Aug. 13, 1864), mail delivery, and changes in command. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3792, 3796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine    
  • Peak, Frank P. Narrative, 1863. 1 item [bound typescript copy]. Location: Misc:P. Resident of Chicot, Arkansas, and Confederate soldier imprisoned at Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Copy of "A Southern Soldier's View on the Civil War, 1860-1862," written while Peak was imprisoned. He gives a brief history of the secession movement of 1860. He describes the organization of a cavalry "home guard" company and the formation of a state militia infantry company. He also tells of his enlistment in the Byrnes Battery at Camp Boone, camp life, and his military service, including the fighting at Shiloh. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 629.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pease, Charles G. Letter, 1863 January 10. 1 item. Union officer in the Massachusetts 47th Regiment in the Civil War. Letter describes in detail Pease's voyage on a transport ship from Boston to New Orleans and comments on his living quarters at Camp Kearney, New Orleans; General Banks; and his headquarters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Peck, John James. Letter, 1865 July 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union major general active in the defense of Washington, the Peninsular Campaign, and the Department of Virginia and North Carolina during the Civil War. William Parker Snow was an English explorer and author. Letter to Snow refers to Snow's book SOUTHERN GENERALS. Attached to the letter is newsclipping followed by comments on it by Snow. Peck writes that 'now that slavery is forever removed, the unity and oneness of the people will speedily take place . . ' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3111.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peckham, A. I. Collection, 1862, 1863, 1919. 4 items, 1 printed vol. Location: B:12. Letter and other items reflecting interest in General P. G. T. Beauregard, along with a printed address by Governor Thomas O. Moore to "Fellow-Citizens and Soldiers", calling for 5,000 volunteers to assist General Beauregard in the defense of the Mississippi Valley in early 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2314.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk Family Papers, 1856-1991. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 49:14, Range 99. French aristocratic family that emigrated from France to Haiti during the early years of the nineteenth century, and later moved to New Orleans. Pierre Paul and Pierre Francois Pecquet married two sisters, and lived in France and Louisiana. Writings are comprised of family histories, correspondence, and regalia of the Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk family; and memoirs that detail historical and political events which surrounded the family from 1793-1989. Some material deals with Pierre Paul's attempt to get French government support for the Confederacy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Pelayo, Mrs. Sidney M. Newspaper clipping collection, 1903-1965, undated 47 items. Location: Nsp., 99:. Newspaper clippings pertaining to Baton Rouge, the 1927 Mississippi River flood, LSU, people and places of historical interest in Louisiana, the United Confederate Veterans, the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Pelouze, Louis H. ca. 1831-1878. Letter, 1862 October 14. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union general during the Civil War. Letter to a friend in New Orleans predicts that General Sherman will pursue a conciliatory policy in Louisiana; discusses rumored changes in Union army staff; and mentions his own health. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2808.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Penrose, Ann Wilkinson. Diary and family letters, 1861-1865, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Perkins, J. C. letter, 1864 June 7. 1 item. Location: MISC:P. Private, 14th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, Co. D. Letter written at Camp Parapet outside of New Orleans, La., describes camp life, local weather, homes, and gardens. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4063.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Perkins-Willshire agreement, 1862 January 1. 1 item. Location: Misc. Thomas J. Perkins was a landowner of Goochland County, Virginia. Agreement between Perkins and Uriah A. Willshire, the latter to work for one year as overseer on Perkins' farm, stipulating specific terms; on verso, note of April 30 states that Willshire settled accounts with Perkins and left to serve his country. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pestel papers, 1863-1877. 6 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Minister of the Netherlands to the United States. Official letters from Mr. Pestel to Amadee Couturie, consul of the Netherlands in New Orleans, La.. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     French-language    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1823-1863. Diary, 1840-1862. 1 vol. Location: E:49. Samuel J. Peters, Jr., was the son of New Orleans merchant, civic leader, and banker Samuel Jarvis Peters. He worked as a clerk in New York City (1841-1842), then returned to New Orleans to work in his father's business. Diary describes social life in New Orleans during the antebellum period and in the Civil War prior to federal occupation of the city. Includes entries on family life and health, theater in New Orleans, and national news. Some early 1840 entries are in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Performing arts     German-language    
  • Petetin, Eugene B. Papers, 1864-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc. Retail merchant of Opelousas, Louisiana, and Confederate private in the Louisiana Reserve Corps during the Civil War. Papers consist of Confederate tax receipts, an application for exemption from military service, an assignment to the Reserve Corps, a disability certificate for field service, and a permit to go home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133, 2142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Petition of James Glover, 1873. 1 item (16 pages). Location: Misc.:P. Petition submitted by James Glover of Pennsylvania, in an attempt to receive compensation for the destruction of his lumber mills and property in Harrisonburg, Louisiana during the Civil War. Includes depositions from James Glover, Cornelius Glover, A.G. Malloy (Union colonel responsible for destruction of said property), business associates, and family. Includes a list of items destroyed by the Union army as well as individual's assessments of their worth. Testimonies recall events leading to destruction of Glover's property. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4884.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Phelan, James. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate senator from Aberdeen, Mississippi. Letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis advises him to cultivate popular affection; discusses the poor morale of the Confederate army during the retreat from Corinth, Mississippi; and mentions the popularity of several Confederate generals. Phelan also mentions the attitudes of military commanders; predicts a major federal attack on Chattanooga; discusses crop damage; and comments on government appointments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2844.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Phillips, Sarah Ellen. Reminiscences, 1865. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: Misc. Reminiscences of a raid by General James H. Wilson's Cavalry Corps near Selma, Alabama, in April 1865. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884, Letter, 1865 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. American orator and abolitionist. Letter from Boston to an unidentified recipient expresses fear that if former Confederate states are readily readmitted to Congress they will ally themselves with the Copperheads and win the support of the Administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2495.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pierce, Charles H. Letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Northerner sympathetic to the Confederacy, probably living in New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to and after the Civil War. Letter from Pierce telling of his and his brothers' service in the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892. Papers, 1862-1866. 13 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Lawyer, politician, U.S. Attorney General (1875). Pierrepont was appointed to examine claims of prisoners in federal custody during the war. Papers relate to the case of Samuel Smith, a New Orleans banker, in the Civil War. During the federal occupation of New Orleans, General Benjamin Butler confiscated gold from Smith's bank to pay Union soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Pierson, David, b. 1837, Letter, 1861. 1 item [photocopy]. Winn Parish representative to the 1861 Louisiana Secession Convention. Letter from Pierson to his father, William H. Pierson, explains his decision to enlist in the Confederate army, and his opposition to secession. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1612.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pinson, Hamet. Family Papers, 1859-1951 (bulk 1859-1899). 491 items, 5 vols. Location: E:58. Native of Arkansas, physician in the Confederate Army, cotton planter. Collection consists of correspondence, financial papers, ephemera, and Civil War papers. Civil War papers contain primarily special orders for Pinson. Correspondence discusses medical procedures, Reconstruction, agriculture, local affairs, and academic life of Edward Gilbert. Memorandum books record medical appointments, military orders, Gilbert's accounts at Mississippi State A&M College, weather, and whiskey and tobacco accounts. Also included is Eva Pinson's autograph book (1885-1890). Also available on microfilm 5735: Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1385.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Pipes, David, Sr. Oath of Allegiance to the United States, 1863. 1 item. Location: MISC:P. Oath of allegiance signed by David Pipes, Sr., resident of Beech Grove Plantation in Clinton, La., administered by Captain Edward Page of the Provost Marshal's office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3980.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pipes, David, Sr. Oath of allegiance to the United States, 1863 Sept. 17. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Louisiana planter. Oath of allegiance signed by David Pipes Sr., administered by Captain Edward Page of the Provost Marshal's office in Baton Rouge, La. Mss. 3980.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pitts, Florison D. Diary, 1862-1864. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Union private in the Civil War and bugler for the Chicago Mercantile Battery. Stationed in Baton Rouge and near New Orleans, Pitts wrote about his contact with civilians and recorded his reactions to places and people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Pitts, John. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Federal soldier stationed at New Madrid, Missouri. Letter by Pitts expressing aversion to the use of African Americans in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Poetry scrapbooks and blacksmith ledger, 1833-1883. 2 vols. Location: C:26. Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, including presidential campaign songs, poetry, and Confederate lyrics. Vol. 1 was originally a blacksmith ledger and contains blacksmith entries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Polignac, Camille de. Letter, 1861 March 22. 2 items [one a photographic copy]. Location: Misc. Letter from Prince de Polignac of Paris, France, to Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard, expressing his sympathy with the South, suggesting the possibility of a foreign legion, and offering his services for the Confederacy. In French with an English translation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1651.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Polk, Horace M. Letters, 1860-1868. 16 items. Location: U:119. Planter on Bayou Bartholomew near Bastrop (Morehouse Parish), Louisiana, and delegate to the Louisiana Secession Convention. Letters from Polk to his father-in-law, Major John H. Bills of Bolivar, Tennessee, dealing with cotton and tobacco farming, prices for land, and African American labor issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc:P. Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana and general in the Confederate army. Letter from Polk to General John C. Breckinridge in reference to Polk's removal from his command by General Braxton Bragg at Chickamauga. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2689.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864. Portrait, circa 1898. 1 item. Location: OS:P. Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana and general in the Confederate army. Etching by Charles B. Hall, published in his Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, 1898. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3620.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Pollard, A. Roll book, 1861-1863, 1865. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Confederate captain in the 41st Mississippi Volunteers during the Civil War. Penciled copy of a descriptive roll book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pond, Preston. Letter, 1862 January 11. 1 item. Location: Misc:P. Commander of the 16th Louisiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Letter by Colonel Pond to Colonel S. S. Heard, commander of the 17th Louisiana Volunteers, by order of Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles, setting up a guard system at the camp to prevent any private or noncommissioned officer to pass without leave. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4622.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Porter, David D. Letter, 1866 April 6 . 1 letter. Location: Misc.:P. U.S. naval officer. Admiral David Porter’s fleet participated in the Civil War Red River campaign. In a letter to Capt. William Beebe, Admiral Porter expresses his appreciation for the captain’s actions in saving the fleet’s guns during the Red River campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Portraits of Confederate Generals, 1898. 2 items. Location: MISC: P. Etched portraits of Confederate Generals Franklin Gardner and Richard Taylor by Charles B. Hall from his book, Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Prentiss, Benjamin C. Letters, 1864, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc. Union officer stationed at the headquarters of the 11th Minnesota Volunteers at Gallatin, Tennessee, in the Civil War. Letter from Prentiss to r. Flower in Bayou Sara. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Price, Frank James. Volumes, 1866, 1893. 3 vols. Location: M:20. Volumes consist of John Esten Cooke's publications, 'Surry of Eagle's Nest; Or The Memoirs of a Staff Officer Serving in Virginia' (1866); 'Portfolio of Views from World's Columbian Exposition,' Chicago, 1892; and a scrapbook of miscellaneous newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2559.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Prosser family. Prosser Family Papers, 1863-1974. 1 Letter. Location: MISC:P. Born in Mississippi, William and Ralph Hylton Prosser were the sons of Daniel Launcelot Hylton Prosser and Sarah Eleonor Lewis. Ralph and William served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The family papers contain a letter, two newspaper clippings, and an obituary. William Hylton Prosser wrote the letter to his sister during his time as a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. The obituary is for Reverend Ralph Hylton Prosser. One newspaper clipping is a letter written by Dorothy Prosser Sims and both newspaper clippings discuss a Civil War monument in Innis, Louisiana. Mss. 5140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Prudhomme, P. Lestan. Family papers, 1836-1868 (bulk 1862-1863). .25 linear ft. (27 items; 3 vols.). Location: A:5, H:10. Confederate officer, native of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Collection includes Prudhomme's correspondence to his family from Civil War camps in Mississippi and Louisiana, a family photograph album, and other family letters. Includes some correspondence in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 625, 665.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Pugh, Alexander Franklin, 1819-1883. Papers, 1850-1865. 0.25 linear ft. (11 items, 7 ms. Vols., 3 transcript vols.). Location: 77:88. Part owner and manager of Augustin, Bellevue, Boatner, New Hope, and Whitmell plantations on Bayou Lafourche in Assumption and Lafourche parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation diaries describing crop yields, behavior and health of slaves, economic conditions, and Civil War news. Includes a payroll account of former slaves (1865). Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 354.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Civil War account, circa 1865-1868. 2 items (17 pages). Location: Misc.:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Personal account titled 'Dark Days: A Woman's Record,' describes the occupation of Assumption Parish by Union troops in 1862 and comments on the behavior of the occupying troops, the reaction of slaves, and Confederate civilian experiences. Included is a reminiscence of Mrs. Pugh by her husband. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2618.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Record book, 1846-1939 (bulk 1846-1868). .3 linear ft.; 1 microfilm reel. Location: H:12, Mss. Mf:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Record book documents public recognition of the Nicholls and Pugh families and includes published reports of Louisiana-related events from the Mexican War through the Civil War. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Mrs. W. W. Pugh, Jr. Civil War account, circa 1865. 1 item (8 pages) Location: Misc.:P. Mss. Mf: P. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Account of the Battle of Georgia Landing at Labadieville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, on October 27, 1862, in which Confederate troops led by Colonel G. P. McPheeters were defeated by Union troops led by General Godfrey Weitzel, on Bayou Lafourche. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1833-1941. 921 items, 11 ms. vols. Location: U:165-166, H:9, OS:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Papers document politics, the Board of Levee Commissioners, Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, education of the Pugh children, and plantation matters. Includes papers of Pugh's son Thomas, a physician; and Edward, a lawyer of Ascension Parish. Also included are materials relating to the Civil War and to Pugh's daughter-in-law, Eliza Lofton Phillips Pugh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2052.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Women    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Welman F. Pugh diary, 1844-1864 (bulk 1862-1863). 8 items, 1 vol. Location: Misc.:P, H:22. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Confederate diary of Col. W. W. Pugh's fifteen year old son (1847-1863) of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Includes eight items removed from the diary. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2113.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Pugh-Williams-Mayes Family Papers, 1844-1933 (bulk 1855-1884). 1.5 linear ft. (283 items, 15 vols.). Location: D:98, H:11. Plantation owners and slaveholders in Louisiana. Richard Pugh served as a private in the Louisiana 5th Company Battalion of the Washington Artillery during the Civil War. His family fled to Texas before Union troops invaded the Bayou Lafourche area. Papers include genealogical notes on the Pugh family, Civil War correspondence between Mary and Richard Pugh, correspondence from friends and relatives, legal documents, financial papers, and financial manuscript volumes. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7, and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 730, 733, 741.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Women    
  • Purnell, Thomas F. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Captain Thomas F. Purnell served as the Regimental Quartermaster of the 54th Indiana Infantry. Letter to Union Brigadier General John P. Hawkins regarding his interaction with Mr. and Mrs. Templeton of Carroll Parish, Louisiana, in reference to their claim that cotton was confiscated the Union Army. Includes notations made by Hawkins. Mss. 3966.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Quintard, C. T. Diaries, 1864-1898. 33 ms. vols. (on six microfilm reels). Location: Mss.Mf:Q. Confederate chaplain and surgeon during the Civil War; Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee; and first vice chancellor of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Civil War diaries record his experiences and duties in Georgia and Tennessee; atrocities committed by federal troops; his conversations with Confederate officers Hood, Johnston, and Stephen Lee; and his views on P. G. T. Beauregard. Quintard's post-Civil War diaries record trips in the United States and Europe, persons visited, and events and ceremonies attended. Other materials relate to African American Episcopal clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion     African Americans    
  • Quitman, F. Henry. Letter, 1862 April 21. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Confederate officer in the Civil War. Letter to his wife lamenting heavy losses sustained in the battle for New Orleans, mentioning the funeral of General Sidney Johnston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3632.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Rand, Arnold A. Letter, 1894. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Letter of condolence to Mrs. Nathaniel P. Banks on the occasion of the death of her husband, Major General Banks, from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, District of Massachusetts, at Boston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Randolph, George Wythe. Letter, 1862 July 17. 1 item. Confederate general and secretary of war. Letter to Jefferson Davis about the hanging of William Mumford in New Orleans by Union general Benjamin Butler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2688.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Ransdell, John H. Papers, 1842-1886 (bulk 1842-1869). 9 items, 2 ms. vols. (on 1 microfilm). Location: Mss.Mf:R, B:40. Planter of Elmwood Plantation in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He and his wife, Amanda Thickman, had nine children, one of whom, Joseph E. Ransdell, became a U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana. Papers include a plantation diary (1842-1863) and letters written from Elmwood Plantation to Governor Thomas Overton Moore (1863) describing destruction of property by federal troops. A plantation account book (1867-1869) contains accounts of laborers on Elmwood Plantation (1869). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 959.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Raoul, W. G. (W. Greene), b. 1843. Letters, 1862-1864. 18 items. Location: Misc:R. Resident of Independence, Louisiana, who enlisted in the Confederate army at nineteen during the Civil War. He served with the Washington Artillery, then was promoted to captain and assigned to the construction and distribution of railroad cars. Raoul's letters to his family comment on camp life and military travel in Virginia, the Battle of Gettysburg, and other Confederate military engagements. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Ratcliff, Olivia J. Speech, 1866. 1 item [typed transcription]. Location: Misc.:R. Speech delivered by Ratcliff on the presentation of a stone for Confederate monument erected at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Women    
  • Rayon, Virginie D. Document, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Unsigned affidavitt of Virginie Devillier Rayon requesting a furlough for her husband, Joseph Rayon, to aid his family in securing the necessities of life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 360.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Record, Aaron P. Diary, 1863-1864. 2 items. Location H:16. Federal soldier of 8th Iowa Regiment (Infantry) during Civil War. Diary comments on routine camp life, military transportation, and the regiment's involvement in the sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4869.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Record, George L. Family Papers, 1845-1922 (bulk 1873-1899). 19 items. Location: E:40. Family of Louisiana and Mississippi. Papers concern financial matters and include Civil War reminiscences of Jesse Craven of the 16th Arkansas Infantry. Craven fought at Port Hudson, Louisiana; was captured near Baton Rouge; and was imprisoned in various northern cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 683.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Redfield, F. D. Letter, 1863 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Union soldier during the Civil War. Letter written from a Union camp near Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, discusses camp life and treatment of deserters; refutes report that Union gunboats can travel from Lake Providence to the Red River; and describes flooding in the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Redhead, Joseph. Joseph and John A. Redhead diary, 1853-1870. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss.Mf:R. Doctor and planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Diary and letters copied in it describe plantation activities and his family's experience of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Reed, A. R. Diary, 1860-1861. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Diary of 18 year old A. R. Reed records incidents and observations during his ocean voyages from Maine to New Orleans on the ship Weston Merritt and from New Orleans to Liverpool then to Nova Scotia aboard the ship Ocean Belle. He describes not only the voyage itself, but also the people and customs in New Orleans, Key West, and Liverpool. Mss. 1582.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Rees, Grover, 1891-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1991-1992. Transcript (22, 25 pages), 2 sound cassettes (2.5 hours). Location: L:4700.0078. Native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and graduate of LSU (1912) and Harvard Law School (1915) who wrote a history of Breaux Bridge. Interview deals with his student years at LSU and Harvard; his book on Breaux Bridge; and his work at Gulf Oil Corporation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0078.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Regan, Godfrey Z., 1908-. Legal Opinions, 1948-1973. 25 vols. Location: 8:12-14. Member of a prominent Creole family; Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans, director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Reich, E. B. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Itawamba County, Mississippi. Letter to Reich's uncle, John P. Reich, in Texas stating that due to poor economic conditions Reich wants to sell out and move to Texas. He includes a list of prices for produce and family news and mentions a legacy due to Mr. Cowill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3551.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reid, John (John William), 1821-1881. Papers, 1861-1867. 40 items, 1 vol. Location: E:84, F:12. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. Confederate soldier, lawyer, and congressman of Jefferson Country, Missouri. Official papers include 18 letters concerning commissary supplies in Louisiana and Texas during the Civil War. Personal papers include land deeds, receipts, and bills. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Reilly, Robert M. Papers, 1955-1996. 9.3 linear ft. Location: UU:235-244. Native of Chicago who moved to Baton Rouge in 1962. Reilly's career in Baton Rouge centered around an interest in military history. He was also an advocate for historic sites and decommissioned ships such as the U.S.S. Kidd. Photographs, film negatives, drawings, clippings, research notes, correspondence, papers, speeches, newsletters, maps, and brochures document Reilly's research on U.S. firearms, the Civil War, and World War II naval history. The largest portion of the collection consists of research materials, arranged alphabetically by topic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4662.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation     20th Century Wars    
  • Renwick, W. P. and Joseph. See: W. P. and Joseph Renwick letters.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Report of the Second Auditor of the Treasury to the Congress of the Confederate States on a Claim Presented by the State of Louisiana under the Act of Congress Approved August 30, 1861, 11 Nov. 1864 . 1 item. Location: Misc:R. Handwritten report by W.H.S. Taylor to the Confederate Congress regarding a denied claim issued by the state of Louisiana requesting reimbursement for expenses incurred for war preparations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Retif, P. E. Letters, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc:R. Confederate soldier and member of the Orleans Guard Battery during the Civil War. He became a prisoner of war and was paroled from Greensboro, North Carolina, in April 1865. Letters written to Retif's mother from Charleston, South Carolina, express concerns about his family and his views on the war. Retif also implies that the letters are being smuggled through Union-controlled areas. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reynes, Joseph. Family Papers, 1743-1929 (bulk 1862-1869). 624 items, 37 vols. Location: C:87-88; P:20, OS:R. Resident of New Orleans and member of a prominent Creole family. Reynes was Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans and was later appointed as director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 493, 494, 1033, 1034, 1038, 1039, 1240. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Reynolds, Edwin R. Letter, 1861 January 31. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Member of U.S. Congress. Letter, with free franked envelope, addressed to Mr. Bullock, mentioning Reynolds' efforts on behalf of Bullock's appointment and expressing his position against compromise with slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3421.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Rhind-Gardner Family Papers, 1715-1926 (bulk 1811-1855). .3 linear ft., 2 mss. vols. Location: E:18, G:20. Merchants of Augusta, Georgia. Papers are comprised of family letters; slave documents; business and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence pertains to business arrangements, cotton crops, family news, health, and slavery. Other topics inlcude the Civil War, the Seminole War, and WWI. Business papers contain accounts, receipts, and a court document. Miscellaneous papers consist of poetry, lists of roses, ephemera, and a diploma. Volumes consist of a photo album and scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Rhodes, Robert. Letter, 1863 August 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Union soldier in the Civil War on the U.S.S. Clifton near Brashear City (Morgan City), Louisiana. Letter to Rhodes's brother George discussing family matters and speculating on the plans of General Banks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rich, J. D. Papers, 1864-1867. 20 items. Location: A:119, OS:R. 1st lieutenant in the U.S. 80th Colored Infantry. Military correspondence, orders, telegraphs,legal papers, statements, and accounts related to Rich's duties as provost marshal. Materials reflect the administration of civil affairs such as education and legal disputes by the military, the effort to collect taxes and establish schools for freedmen, and aid given through the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Richard, Joseph L., 1944-. 28th Thomas's Louisiana Infantry Regiment and 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment Rosters, 2000. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. The 29th Louisiana Infantry Regiment is also known as the 28th Thomas's Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Because two regiments independently formed within a few days of each other and both called themselves the 28th. Photocopies of the roster lists for 1862-1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4811.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Richardson, Henry Brown, 1837-1909. Family Papers, 1834-1967. 224 items; 4 vols. Location: W:32, D:16, Map case. Chief engineer of the State Board of Engineers of Louisiana (1880-1904) and a member of the Mississippi River Commission (1904-1909); member of the Confederate Corps of Engineers in the Civil War. Collection documents Brown's early Midwest travel and imprisonment in the Civil War; life in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and, after 1877, his work in New Orleans as an engineer. Includes correspondence and a diary of his wife, Anna Farrar Richardson. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Richardson, Thomas Parker. Letter, 1862 March 26. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Confederate surgeon and member of the 17th Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Letter from Dr. Richardson giving an eyewitness account of the preparations being made at Corinth, Mississippi, prior to the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862. An envelope gives Dr. Richardson's wife's address as Monroe, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1684.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Richmond Hospital (Louisiana). Voucher, 1862. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Voucher, issued by Captain N. A. Birge, Acting Quartermaster, C.S.A., Post Monroe, Louisiana, listing articles for the use of the patients at the hospital. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2339.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Risley, Alice Farmer. Family Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk: 1860-1930). 174 items; 7 volumes; 2 reels. Location: 9:29, OS:R, J:21; Mss.Mf:R. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Rives, Mary Elizabeth Carter, 1829-1900. Diary, 1865-1900. 1 vol., (on microfilm) Location: Mss.Mf:R. Widow and planter of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Diary records sentiments toward Confederate defeat and her experiences managing a plantation during early Reconstruction, including relations with freedmen. Also relates family activities and social life in Mansfield and Shreveport, Louisiana. Genealogical materials and remedies for smallpox, cancer, and scarlet fever are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2670.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Robert E. Lee photographs, circa 1865-1870. 3 photographic prints. Location: E:67. Confederate general in the Civil War. Formal photographic portraits of Robert E. Lee taken probably after the Civil War. These are copies of the original photographs made sometime around 1973.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2788.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roberts, A. W. (Abishai W.). Family Papers, 1837-1916 (bulk 1866-1878). 363 items. Location: A:13-14, H:12. Attorney of Lake Providence, Louisiana; soldier in the Confederate army; and prisoner of war at Johnson's Island Prison, Sandusky Bay, Ohio. Collection includes legal papers, receipts, family papers, and a license to practice law from the Louisiana Bar Association (1857). Also included are Civil War letters from Roberts, including one written while he was imprisoned. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 370.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Roberts, W. W. Letter, 1863 January 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Reply to letter from Roberts by Captain George G. Garrison, A.A.G., Headquarters, Petersburg, Virginia, regarding couriers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robertson, Felix H., 18??-1928. Letters, 1894-1900. 5 items. Location: Misc.:R. Confederate brigadier general. Letters recount details of the Battle of Chicamauga and the Peninsular Campaign, and defend United States control over the Philippine Islands. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2864.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robertson, Mary Jane. Correspondence, 1860-1862. 7 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Letters from friends pertain to social life, the Catholic laity, and Confederate civilian experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Robinson, Harai, d. 1887?. Papers, 1861-1889 (bulk 1864-1866). 53 items [bound transcriptions]. Location: H:13. Colonel in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Volunteers, U.S. Army, under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Robinson worked for the Central Pacific and Mexican International railroads after the war. Papers chiefly relate to Robinson's military career, including legal documents and letters concerning the investigation of his order to shoot two soldiers for refusal to obey orders (1864). Included are items related to Robinson's employment with the railroads. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 488.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Rochelle, W. P. Papers, 1897-1916 . 7 items, 1 printed vol. Location: T:66. Confederate veteran of Hohen Solms, of Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Pamphlet by the Grant Cabin Association titled Endowment Fund Souvenir, published by the Patriot Press of St. Louis concerns the preservation of the Ulysses Grant cabin. A few items relate to Confederate veterans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2165.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roller, J. E. Application, 1865 January 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Confederate lieutenant, 2nd Regiment, Engineer Troops. Application by Roller for leave of absence to return to Rockingham County, Virginia, approved by order of General Robert E. Lee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roman, Alfred, 1824-1892. Papers, 1864-1887 (bulk 1884-1887). 38 items (photocopies). Location: A:4, Mss. Mf.:R. Military reports (1864-1865) and transcripts of letters (1874-1887) of Alfred Roman to General Beauregard discussing the writing, publishing and subsequent criticism of Roman's biography of Gen. Beauregard, and letters of Beauregard to Roman. In French and English. Originals are the property of Duke University Library and must be so cited. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 776, 815.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Rosecrans, W. S. Selected correspondence, 1849-1873. 8 items [photocopies]. Location: U:103. Letters by Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Robert E. Lee, and Charles P. Stone from the correspondence of General William Starke Rosecrans in the Rosecrans Collection at the University of California Library, Los Angeles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1760.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roy, John. Diary excerpts,, 1860-1862. 13 typescript leaves. Location: Misc.:R. Assistant superintendent of construction for the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans and Confederate captain in the Civil War. This typescript of excerpts from Roy's diary includes entries from April 1860 to February 1861, including the construction of the Custom House and Post Office and his service in the Civil War. He relates the defense of Fort McGee near New Orleans in detail. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Royce, James B. Letters, 1862-1863. 3 items. Location: Misc:R. Union army corporal stationed on the Gulf Coast during the Civil War. Three letters describing living conditions at Camp Stoughton, Pensacola, and Camp Parapet, near New Orleans. The Camp Stoughton letter refers to actions by Generals Banks and Hooker, and the Camp Parapet letter includes a detailed map of the camp. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3835.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Rucker, Ada. Letter, 1863 April 27. 1 item. Location: Misc.R. Resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. Confederate civilian's letter speculates on the progress of the Tennessee Campaign and discusses problems with free African Americans and runaway slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897. Confederate military report, 1862 August 9. 1 item (12 pages, bound). Location: E:42. Brigadier general in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Manuscript report of Ruggles to his commanding officer, Gen. John C. Breckinridge, describing the action of the troops under his command at the Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge (August 5, 1862). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1543.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897. Letter, 1861 December 2. 1 item. Location: Misc:R. Brigadier general in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Letter written from New Orleans to Captain George W. Holmes, the commander of a military unit called the Ruggles Guard, responds to a request for arms and comments on the social positions of the men in the units. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897. Papers, 1862-1863. 11 items. Location: Misc:R. Brigadier general in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Letters, reports, orders, and an invoice of ordnance addressed to Ruggles. Subjects include food and ammunition supplies and the Camp Benjamin (Louisiana) battery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4266.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Russell, J. Letter, 1863 April 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Letter to friends describes an expedition through Mississippi led by General Frederick Steele and mentions Union objectives, destruction and confiscation of Confederate property, and the attitude of Union soldiers toward contraband slaves. The letters also mentions the effect which Union confiscation of slaves had upon the Confederates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2856.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Russell, Jasper A., b. 1840 or 1. Family collection, 1857-1876. 6 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of a bill of lading for a river steamer operating in northeast Louisiana (1857), a conveyance for a land sale in Madison Parish, La. (1860), the honorable discharge of Jasper A. Russell from the Confederate States Army and a true copy of the same (1862), a letter from Harrisonburg, La., regarding seized property (1876), and a page from "The Franklin Sun" advertising a tax sale of lands in Franklin Parish, La. (July 18, 1876). For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Russell, Will. Letter, 1864 May. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Union soldier. Letter from Russell writing from Morganza, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, describing the Confederate blockade on the Red River below Alexandria during the retreat of General Banks' army from Alexandria to Morganza. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1265.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ryland, Robert H., d. 1883. Ryland-Wade-Brandon family papers. .3 linear ft. (103 items, 2 vols.). Medical doctor of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and state representative in the 1870s-1880s. The related Wade and Brandon families also lived in West Feliciana Parish. Dr. Ryland's two medical journals contain entries listing names of patients, slaves treated, and medicine and treatments prescribed. Wade and Brandon family papers include bills and receipts for household supplies and letters discussing cotton prices. Collection includes a letter from a Confederate chaplain in Virginia to his sister relating the needs and care of Confederate soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 827, 848, 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Saint Tammany Parish Militia Slave Patrol Order, 1862. 1 item. Location: MISC:S. Letter from Captain William D. Bagley of the St. Tammany Regiment, Louisiana Militia, ordering James Bowie to serve as Sergeant of the Guard of a slave patrol for one evening in Covington, Louisiana. Includes report from Bowie on duties performed. Patrol members are listed by name. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4900.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Sam (Union soldier). Civil War Letter, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Sanborn, John E. Letters, 1862-1865. 20 items. Location: A:119. Resident of Rockport, Massachusetts, prior to enlisting in the 27th Iowa Infantry in 1862 as a surgeon. His wife and children resided in Epworth, Iowa, during the Civil War. Letters written to Sanborn's wife depicting his service in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Some letters concern Sanborn's problems with superior and fellow officers who prevented him from fulfilling his duties as he saw fit. Sanborn describes illnesses and injuries of soldiers and his treatment of them. One letter refers to the arrival at Fort Snelling of two opposing parties to decide the fate of the Indians. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3736.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Sanders, Jared Y. Family Papers, 1816-1950 (bulk 1860-1930). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • Sandifer, Richard. Papers, 1831-1880. 20 items, 8 vols. Location: E:40; J:6. Resident of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi. Sandifer's papers include a letter to his wife from camp at Milldale, Warren County, Mississippi (1862); a document releasing Sandifer, a prisoner of war (1865); and personal notes (1866). Included are letters from H. H. Varnado to his family in Osyka. Also included are a ledger and four medical notebooks of H. W. Sandifer (1875-1880). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 699.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Sandlin, Nicholas John. Letters, 1863-1865. 5 letters. Location: Misc. Nicholas John Sandlin served in the Eighth Louisiana Infantry Regiment, married Irene McIntyre after the war, and was father to John N. Sandlin, U.S. Representative for the Fourth Congressional District of Louisiana. Sandlin writes to his uncle, Calvin Leary, describing campaigns and camp life in Virginia during the Civil War. Mss. 4120.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Saucier, Gertrude B. (Gertrude Bott), 1881-1978. Family Papers, 1821-1960. 351 items, 1 ms. Vol., 2 printed vols. Location: UU:82; OS:S. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. Resident of Baton Rouge, the daughter of John Phillip and Mary Buchel Bott. Both sets of Saucier's grandparents were of German origin. She was an honorary president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Papers consist primarily of business, personal, and legal papers of the Buchel and Bott families, with a few items from the Saucier family. Collection includes thirty-one muster rolls of Louisiana Confederate regiments. Photographs in the collection include studio portraits, views of Baton Rouge houses, and a banquet of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in 1947. Some items in German, French, and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women     French-language     German-language    
  • Schlick, Henry N., b. 1841? Papers, 1861-1879. 0.5 linear ft. (120 items, 2 vols.) Location: U:135. Union officer in the 1st New York Dragoons in the Civil War. Schlick was stationed in Springfield, Illinois, in 1864-1865, and was part of the escort for President Lincoln's funeral. Papers include Civil War correspondence among Henry and his brothers; United States Army papers such as lists of deserters and African American recruits; two diaries covering 1864-1870; and personal letters of Charles Schlick discussing his grocery store (1871). Some letters in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1686.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Schmalhof, William L, 1842-1915. Papers, 1862-1880 (bulk 1862-1864). 25 items. Location: A:119. Union soldier. Correspondence etailed accounts of skirmishes and battles, including the destruction of foundries and a salt mine, while in pursuit of Confederate troops (Apr. 29, 1863). Includes a photograph of Schmalhof by Andrew Lytle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Schmidt, Gustavus. Correspondence, 1861-1863. .1 linear ft. Locatin: Misc:S. New Orleans attorney whose sons Charles E. Schmidt and Albert J. Schmidt both served as Confederate soldiers. Charles enlisted in the Crescent Regiment, Louisiana Infantry; Albert enlisted in the Ascension Cannoniers, Louisiana Artillery. Correspondence includes three letters from Albert Schmidt and one letter from Charles Schmidt to their father describing wartime experiences in Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Some correspondence in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     French-language    
  • Schwartz, John C. Papers, 1810, 1848-1932 (bulk 1865-1911). 6,885 items, 66 vols., and ca. 2.5 linear feet, 1 mf reel. Location: A:19-21, J:20-23; R:26; OS:S, Mss.Mf:S. Owner and operator of a retail hardware store in Natchez. Records include business letters and financial documents related to Schwartz's hardware business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 385, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Transportation    
  • Scofield, Elizabeth Ann, Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Eight-page letter and envelope from Scofield at the Catalpa Grove Plantation (La.) to her father Austin Phelps of Scipio, New York, during the first months of Reconstruction. Scofield writes about living conditions under the federal government and the political and economic situation of newly freed slaves. The letter is dated December 24, 1865. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Scott, Emily T. (Emily Turpin). Papers, 1850-1935 (bulk 1882-1935). 326 items; 1 vol. Location: A:25. Emily Turpin Scott, resident of Sicily Island, Louisiana. Correspondence from her children and other family members pertains chiefly to family matters; some correspondence is concerned with land holdings of Scott's son-in-law, R. H. Harris. Also includes an 1865 amnesty oath signed by Israel Scott. Other letters discuss the cattle, lumber, and oil industries, and the death of Huey Long. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family     Medicine     Politics     Women    
  • Scott, M. J. Letter, 1864 June 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Civilian living in Covington, Louisiana, during the Civil War. Letter addressed to Scott's sister-in-law negotiating with her to take over care of his two young daughters because the Civil War had ruined him financially. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3621.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. Letter, 1863 January 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Union general during the Civil War. Letter from Scott in New York to Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, recommending a surgeon, Dr. Mercer of New Orleans, for appointment. Mercer was a veteran of the War of 1812. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3583.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine    
  • Seely, P. N. Letter, 1863, March 31. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Union soldier stationed north of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. Letter from Seely to Miss C. C. Holmes in Albany, New York, mentions his poor health, dislike for the girls in the area, and news of friends in the service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Seghers, Theo. Tax receipt, 1862 April 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.S. Receipt for payment of Louisiana state taxes on property in the Third District of the City of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Selleck, J. R. S. Letter, 1862 Feb. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Private J.R.S. Selleck of the 5th Louisiana Infantry Regiment Company E writes to his wife, Mary Selleck, from Deep Creek, Va., expressing his love for her, addressing rumors of her infidelity, explaining his attempts to come home, bemoaning her failure to write, and discussing news of the family. Mss. 3685.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sharp, William A. Letters, 1850, 1870. 2 letters. Location: Misc. William A. Sharp of De Soto Parish, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Stockton, Calif., discusses Pownall's seeking gold in California, community news in De Soto Parish, and other men from the area who have gone to California (May 8, 1850). William A. Sharp of Natchitoches, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Columbia, Calif., discusses destruction in the area by Federal soldiers during the Civil War, local men who served in the war, and complaints over Reconstruction (August 16, 1870). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Politics    
  • Shealy, John N. (John Noah), d. 1862. John N. and Eugenia B. Shealy letters, 1859-1862. 51 items. Location: A:26, H:16. Available on microfilm: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. Confederate lieutenant in the 47th Alabama Regiment during the Civil War. John N. Shealy and Eugenia (Jennie) Burson, both of Georgia, wed in 1859; they had two sons. The 1859 correspondence consists of love letters between John and Jennie. The 1862 correspondence, written while Shealy was in field service, describes Confederate soldiers' hardships, illness, and suffering under Stonewall Jackson's command. Jennie wrote about family affairs and her sale of cotton.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Shelly, William. Diary, 1863 January 1-September 23. 1 vol. Location: Misc:S. Union soldier in the 176th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Shelly served for nine months and was stationed primarily in Louisiana. Diary entries discuss Shelly's sea voyage from New York to Louisiana; his work in the Quartermaster department; his arrival at Lafourche; guerrilla activity in the area; the sound of fighting at Port Hudson; and the capture and parole of his company. Shelly also discusses his work recruiting for the 16th Regiment of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     African Americans    
  • Shepley, George. Letterto the Common Council of the City of New Orleans, 1862 June 5. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Letter from George Foster Shepley (Union soldier) to the Command Council of New Orleans instructing for the employment of laborers on various public works projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4956.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888. Carte de Visite, circa 1867. 1 item. Location: E:73. This is an albumen print carte de visite of Philip Sheridan with three unidentified women and one unidentified man. It bears the studio imprint of photographer Theodore Lilienthal, New Orleans, La. Mss. 4407.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sherman, Philo B. Letters, 1861, 1863. 8 items. Location: Misc.:S. Lieutenant in a Connecticut Volunteer regiment in the Civil War. Letters to his parents commenting on camp life at Washington, D.C., and in Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1175.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sherman, Thomas West. Letter, 1863 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union army general in command of the defenses of New Orleans in the Civil War. Letter orders Sherman's aide-de-camp, Captain Adam Badeau, to transport Union refugees from New Orleans to Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, on the schooner Experiment under a flag of truce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2263.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Sherman, Thomas West. Order, 1863 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Union army general in command of the defenses of New Orleans in the Civil War. Order requests the Board of Inquiry to investigate a fire in the New Orleans Barracks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letter, 1864 February 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. True copy of letter from Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Generals Hurlburt and McPherson discusses arrangements for the Red River Campaign and conditions around Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3029.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letter, 1876 February 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. A letter to General James Watson Web pertains to criticism of General Sherman's memoirs and General Grant's response to his memoirs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letter, 1889 September 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letter written to General Woodbury deals with General William T. Sherman's memoirs. Sherman expresses disappointment at the meager profits from the book and his refusal to accept lucrative offers to publish excerpts in newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3303.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letter, 1890 November 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Colonel John Eaton Tourtellotte was General Sherman's aide-de-camp (1871-1884). Sherman's letter from New York to Colonel Tourtellotte comments on the Count of Paris and the conclusion of his history of the Civil War, and expresses disappointment that he did not include the important battles of the West as suggested by him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2285.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letters, 1860 November 14, December 1. 2 items. Location: Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 4. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letters to his adoptive father, Thomas Ewing. The first letter states that Sherman's position in Louisiana is stable and that he will remain. A second letter reflects the political environment in Louisiana just prior to the Civil War. He comments that secession is imminent, and he states that he will not act inconsistent with his allegiance to the United States government" (Dec. 1, 1860). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Politics    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letters, 1863-1889 (bulk 1882-1889). 6 items. Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 13. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. John Eaton Tourtellotte was his military aide-de-camp. Sherman's letters to Colonel Bingham, Charles Jones, and Mrs. Carpenter relate to his command of the Department of the Tennessee, his public appearances and social activities following his retirement from the army, and his plans to publish his memoirs. Included are three letters to Tourtellotte discussing Sherman's final tour of duty in the Northwest, a proposed overland to Vancouver, and the final illness and interment of Ulysses S. Grant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2378.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Papers, 1863-1905 (bulk 1863-1867). 12 items. Location: Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 12. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letters from Sherman to Major W. D. Sanger relate to Sherman's recommendation of Sanger for the position of inspector general. They comment on strategy used during the siege of Vicksburg and efforts to defeat General Joseph E. Johnston at Jackson, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1688, 1863.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Sherwood, Emily D. Family correspondence, 1853-1865 (bulk 1862-1865). 0.3 linear ft. (109 items). Location: S:121. Sherwood's family owned a farm in Quincy, Illinois. Her brothers Charles and Frederick served in the Illinois 50th Regiment during the Civil War and fought in battles throughout the South. Papers include correspondence among Sherwood family members. Civil War letters comment on activities, health, and camp life; battles at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, and Corinth, Mississippi; African Americans; and Confederate women. Other items discuss social life among northern farmers and workers. Mss. 2566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Shields, Joseph D. (Joseph Dunbar), 1820-1886. Papers, 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 712 items, 4 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: T:37-T:44; 99:S; Vault; OS: S. Resident of Natchez who was a judge, legislator, planter, and author. His son Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr., served under J. E. B. Stuart in the Civil War and was killed at Culpepper, Virginia. Papers consist of personal, political, financial, Civil War, and plantation management correspondence and papers; historical, literary, legal, and political manuscripts; and printed items, documenting three generations of the Shields family. Includes letters from Joseph Dunbar Shields while attending the Univeristy of Virginia and drafts of his writings. Plantation papers relate to the family's plantation Pecano, in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 12-15, or Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 390, 1526, 1542, 1709, 1821, 1996, 2053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Shilg, Merritt M., 1908-1978. Memorial collection, 1720-1956. 24 illustrations. Location: OS:S. Merritt Shilg was an antiquarian, appraiser, and collector of Baton Rouge, La. Facsimiles of historical illustrations of Louisiana and Mississippi privately printed by Merritt Shilg. Mss. 1733, 2048, 2294.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Shreveport arsenal office order, 1864. 1 order. Location: Misc. An order from Major Thomas G. Rhett, chief of ordnance for the Trans-Mississippi Department, and signed by Captain F.P. Leavenworth commanding the arsenal office in Shreveport, La., orders Isaac Grindstaff and Benjamin Bradshaw to proceed to Camden, Ark., to take out the lining of the cupola there and prepare it for transportation back to Shreveport. Mss. 3701.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Women    
  • Shute, Mrs. James D. Record book, 1863. 1 item, 1 vol. Location: J:5. Record of clothing, shoes, bedding, toilet articles, tobacco and other personal items supplied to Confederate prisoners of war, political prisoners and hostages quartered in federal prisons in New Orleans and Algiers, La. Mrs. James D. Shute and Mrs. Duncan Hennan of New Orleans were granted permission by Brigadier General James Bowen, Provost Marshal General, Dept. of the Gulf, to distribute these supplies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Simmons, James W., 1845-1930. Notebook, 1863-1875, 1934. 1 ms. vol., 4 items. Location: Misc.:S. Educator of Columbia County, Arkansas. During the Civil War he was a member of the 15th Arkansas Infantry. Notebook of Simmons contains personal accounts, lists of students, and lists of marriages. Included in the collection is an article written by Simmons about his activities in the Civil War, and a letter from Camp Holaway Ferry to his grandfather. Miscellaneous items include a newspaper article (1934) giving biographical information on Simmons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 392.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Sion R. and Washington L. Simmons Papers, 1839-1862. 4 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc:S. Residents of Bolivar County, Mississippi, Confederate soldier and prisoner of war during the Civil War. Papers consist of a tax receipt, letters, and a map showing the location of a plantation in Bolivar County, Mississippi. A letter from Washington Simmons discusses his marriage and mail disruption between North and South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 505.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Skillin, Francis M. Letters, 1862-1863. 12 items. Location: Misc:S. Soldier and cook in the 15th Maine Volunteers, Butler's Expedition. Skillin served in Florida at Camp Cobarn in Washington and Camp Arnold in Pensacola, and then in Louisiana at Camp Parapet in Carrollton and Matagorda Isle. Letters to family describe his activities, the meals he prepares, working with African American kitchen workers, and the African American units in the area. He also comments on contact with Confederate soldiers and his views on politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Skinner, Julia N. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Hickory Grove, Mississippi. Letter to her mother, Susan C. G. White of Palmyra, Va., concerns family matters and progress of the war in the vicinity of the Yazoo River, Vicksburg, Miss., and Richmond, Va. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Slauson, Daniel D. Papers, 1852-1870 (bulk 1864). 537 items, 3 vols. Location: A:32-33, G:7, H:16. Native of New York who was a surgeon in the hospital of the Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers, correspondence, and records of Dr. Slauson. Volumes include a visit book kept at Hornsby, New York, and a medical visit book listing Dr. Slauson's visits in Detroit, Michigan, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Also included are letters from New Orleans commission merchants dealing with cotton shipments and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 394, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Slidell, John, 1793-1871. Letters and miscellany, 1844-1861. 145 items. Location: UU:17. Louisiana politician, lawyer, businessman and diplomat for the United States and the Confederate States of America. Papers reflect Slidell's political and diplomatic careers, including his involvement in negotiations to resolve the Mexican-American War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2029, 2311, 2478, 2483, 2533, 2539, 2675, 2942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Slocum, Henry Warner. Memorandum, circa 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Union general. Memorandum of provides a brief summary of his military career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, Anna Davis, 1841-1938. Reminiscences, 1927, 1928, 1938. 3 items (one photostatic copy). Location: Misc. Resident of Solitude and Locust Grove Plantations, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and of Baton Rouge; daughter of Joseph Davis Smith and grandniece of Jefferson Davis. Reminiscence recalls events in the life of Jefferson Davis and describes Smith's relationship with him. Collection includes a newspaper obituary of Smith and a copy of CONFEDERATE VETERAN magazine which contains an article written by Smith. Original in the Robert McElroy Papers in the New York Public Library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2630.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Smith, Benjamin R., b. 1840. Letter, 1861 August 23. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Smith enlisted in the 2nd Louisiana Infantry Regiment in 1861. Wounded twice during the Civil War, he returned to duty each time. Smith continued to serve in the army until his unit surrendered at Appomattox in 1865. Letter from Camp Magruder, Virginia, to Smith's friend, R. H. Carnal, of Alexandria, Louisiana, discussing Carnal's recent visit to Richmond; the general enthusiasm and confidence of Smith's unit; and other matters related to mutual friends. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1676.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, Jean H. Collection, 1821, 1826, 1965. 6 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Papers include an inventory and appraisal of the estate of Mary Harwell; a list of African Americans hired out; and renting of land belonging to the orphans of Thomas Harwell. Also included are a plan of an escape tunnel in a Confederate Prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, and a report of its discovery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Smith, Joseph W. Letter, 1862 December 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Union soldier in the 156th New York Volunteers, stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Personal letter to his wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Smith, R. M. Letter, 1862 July 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Confederate civilian in Homochitto, Franklin County, Mississippi. Letter to Smith's cousin commenting on his personal illness and perplexities caused by the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine    
  • Smith, William H. Letters, 1862-1863. 5 items. Location: Misc.:S. Union sailor from New York. Letters to Smith's brother from the U.S.S. Winona describe the capture of New Orleans, the Vicksburg campaign, fighting with Confederate forces along the Mississippi River, and the Port Hudson campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Snell, S. F. Letter, 1863 April 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Union soldier in the 19th Army Corps stationed at Brashear City, Louisiana (now Morgan City), during the Red River Campaign of 1863. Letter to his wife in New England, complaining of not being able to celebrate the Sabbath properly in the army, especially in Louisiana. He notes that General Banks arrived there yesterday. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3090.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Snider, William E. Letters, 1862-1863. 3 items. Location: Misc:S. Snider's letters to his parents describe his condition in a military hospital in Virginia. A letter from William's brother describes his separation from his military unit in West Virginia because of an ankle injury, and discusses William's discharge. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Snodgrass, Alexander. Letters, 1863-1864. 3 items. Location: Misc:S. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. Confederate major in the Quartermaster's Department, 35th Alabama Regiment, during the Civil War. Letters tell of securing salt for the Confederate army near Bristol, Tennessee, and wheat near Atlanta, Georgia. Letters comment on skirmishes commanded by General Humphrey Marshall around Bristol, Tennessee, and on the Battle of Resaca in Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1767.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Snyder, Alonzo. Papers, 1779-1919 (bulk 1800-1860). 3,534 items. Location: R:38-40, J;7, and OS:S. Cotton planter, judge, and Louisiana senator from Madison and Tensas parishes, Louisiana. Snyder's business, official, and personal papers consist of letters, land records, financial papers, and legal record books that reflect legal cases, state laws, politics, plantation management, secession, the Civil War, public health, and his family. Snyder served as attorney for the estate of Jacob Bieller of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and these files include correspondence and reports from Natchez, Mississippi, businessmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 655.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Snyder, H. A. Diary, 1862. 1 ms. vol. Location: V:62. Grocer and a member of the Confederate Guards in Confederate New Orleans, and a private in the Confederate Guards, Louisiana Militia, at Camp Moore under Colonel J. F. Girault. Diary entries for August 10-22 and November 18-December 30, 1862 describe travel from New Orleans to New York State, of which he was a native. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Transportation    
  • Solomon, Clara. Diaries and photograph, 1861-1862. 0.3 linear ft. Location: H:17. Jewish diarist of New Orleans during the Civil War. Four manuscript volumes record Solomon's experiences in New Orleans during the first part of the war (1861-1862). An albumen cabinet card portrait of one of Clara Solomon's daughters is included, and a bound typescript of the diaries is also available. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Jews     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Soule, George, 1823-1867. Letter, 1862 Jan. 2. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George Soule, writing from Annapolis, Md., and acting as chaplain of the Eleventh Connecticut Infantry Regiment, writes the parents of Private Myron Webster regarding their son's illness with bronchitis. Mss. 3747.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Southern Cotton Press. Papers, 1865. 7 items. Location: Misc.:S. Documents related to law suit against U.S. Government, by widow of Dr. D.F.E. Boulin, both citizens of France, and owners (since 1859) of the press which was seized by occupation forces in New Orleans (La.) in 1862. Papers appeal seizure, directed to the French ambassador in Washington, D.C. Judgment rendered in favor of plaintiff. Most items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Women     French-language    
  • Sparrow, Edward, Portrait, circa 1860-1882. 1 item [photographic copy]. Location: E:69. Louisiana politician, state congressman, and Confederate congressman from Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2900.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Spears, Ann E. Papers, 1861-1864. 3 items. Location: Misc:S. Louisiana resident, possibly from East Feliciana Parish. Papers include a letter (1861) from her cousin, a Confederate soldier in Company B, 4th Louisiana Infantry, stationed on Ship Island, Mississippi, in the Civil War; a military pass (1863); and an issue of the Feliciana Democrat. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Speights family papers, 1842-1870. 55 items (on microfilm). Location: Misc., Mss. Mf.:S. Stephen Alexander Speight was a resident of Lawrence County, Mississippi. Family correspondence, chiefly between Lamon Speight and his son, Stephen Alexander Speight, including three Civil War letters; together with a copy of birth, marriage, and death records from a Bible owned by Reverend J. D. Slay. Except for two letters, all papers are handwritten transcriptions of the originals. Several letters from the papers are also available as photocopies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1179.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Spence, John A. Record book, 1855-1865. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Publisher of the Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Press. Record book containing day-by-day accounts for advertising and for printing (1855-1857). Later entries made by a Confederate army enrolling officer for Calcasieu Parish describe conscripts and include related items received at headquarters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Spyker, Leonidas Pendleton, 1818-1867. Collection, 1856-1932 (bulk 1856-1860). 1 vol. [typed copies]. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Resident of Hard Times Plantation and New Hope Plantation, both in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. Records include the plantation diary of Leonidas Spyker; a list of family names appearing in the diary; a sketch of the family of Sarah Mildred Gilmer, wife of Spyker; and a list of persons buried in the Spyker family vault in New Orleans. Included is a letter from Mrs. Theodore Wilkinson to Cecilia Egan describing a raid on New Hope Plantation by Union soldiers in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 589.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • St. John the Baptist Parish amnesty oaths, 1866 April-May. 3 items. Location: Misc.:S. Amnesty oaths of Numa Hymel, Felix Bossier, and Ulysses Jacob of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, April-May 1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • St. Martin Parish papers, 1864-1865. 23 items. Location: A: 119. Papers documenting the efforts of eight residents of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, to be discharged from military service in the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 379.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stagg, Louis letters, 1856-1863. 15 items. Location: MISC:S; Vault MRDF 19; Vault 24. Letters written in French from Louis Stagg, Opelousas merchant, to his wife Laure Latour. Antebellum love letters relate StaggÆs feelings for and desire to marry Laure. War letters from Camp Moore, La., Tupelo and Jackson, Miss, and Chattanooga, Tenn., include descriptions of camp life, wages, drilling, and lack of adequate rations and communication. Includes currency from Republic of Texas and Confederate States of America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Standifer, Thomas C., 1827-1897. Papers, 1864-1898. 6 items. Location: Misc:S. Resident of Ruston, Louisiana, and a lieutenant colonel in the 12th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War. His son-in-law, Judge Andrew A. Gunby, was a lawyer, politician, poet, and educator of Monroe, Louisiana. Documents relating to Standifer's military career including special field orders to proceed to Alexandria, Louisiana, to arrest absentees; an appointment as 'Aid to the General Commanding' of United Confederate Veterans; and two posthumous memorials. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3266.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Engraving, circa 1862-1868. Location: E:65. Secretary of War (1862-1868) under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Engraving of Edwin McMasters Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Registers, 1864, 1866. 22 items, 3 vols. Location: 99:S, H:17, Misc.:S, OS:S, Vault MRDF 5 . Secretary of War (1862-1868) under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. President Andrew Johnson items include official memorandums, admittance cards to the 'Impeachment of the President,' autographed card, memorandum from Winfield Scott, letter to S. P. Chase, and an engraving of Edwin M. Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 522, 1698, 1747.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Manuscript, 1840, 1854-1869. 1 vol. (68 leaves), 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:104, Mss. Mf.:S. "Edward M. Stanton: A Personal Portrait" as revealed in letters to his wife, Ellen Hutchinson, and friends, edited with a commentary by his grandson, Gideon Townsend Stanton. Description of a sea voyage from New York to California includes portage across the Isthmus of Panama. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1648.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Politics    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Papers, 1832-1957 (bulk 1858-1957). 154 items, 53 v. Location: 34:1-5, OS:S. Letters, telegrams, resolutions, statements of account, scrapbooks, pamphlets, and other records concerning Stanton’s government service as attorney for the United States in the California land fraud cases (1858) and as Secretary of War (1862-1868), as well as his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and memorials issued at his death. Mss. 1659, 1782, 1820, 1871, 1886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Stauffer, Walter R. (Walter Robinson). Papers, 1883-1897, 1914. 7 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:S. Receipts issued for registration of four births and notarized affidavits of freedmen providing an account of plantation and personal property plantation at Fashion Plantation in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, under the occupation of Union troops in 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Stebbins, E. A. Papers, 1864-1865. 3 items. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Madison County, Mississippi. Receipts for the amount of tax-in-kind paid by E. A. Stebbins for the defense of the Confederacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Steele, Fredrick. Letter, 1864 May 14. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Union general during the Civil War. Letter from Steele from headquarters of the Department of Arkansas, accepting the invitation of a group of citizens to a dinner in his honor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2727.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Steele, Oliver Brice. Andrew Lytle photograph collection, 1895, 1902. 36 items. Location: D:96. Confederate veteran, Baton Rouge banker, and Louisiana state auditor who collected these photographs by Andrew David Lytle, a Baton Rouge photographer. Collection contains various photographic media. Included are cabinet cards and prints of etchings of Louisiana governors (ca. 1816-1904), cabinet cards of LSU officials and cadets, and 8x10 enlargements of photographs of steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4028.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Transportation     Politics    
  • Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883, Papers, 1834-1872. 3,053 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Vice-President of the Confederacy in the Civil War. His brother, Judge Linton Stephens, was lieutenant colonel of the 15th Georgia Regiment during the first year of the Civil War. Extensive correspondence between Stephens and his brother Linton Stephens; and a few other letters between Alexander and his brother's widow. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 863.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Stephens, John F., 1813-1884. Correspondence, 1861-1864. 4 items. Location: Misc:S. Resident of Sparta, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. His son Edward L. Stephens, W. Ezra Denson, and Henry M. King were members of the 9th Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War. Letters written by Denson from Camp Beauregard and Louisiana Hospital, Virginia, describe the commands of Generals Joseph E. Johnston and G. T. Beauregard. A letter from Edward Stephens, written near Fredericksburg, Virginia, describes camp conditions. A letter of King gives details of the deaths of Stephens and Denson and the condition of surviving members of Company C. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 882.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Stephenson, P. D. (Philip Daingerfield), 1845-1916. Memoirs, 1862-1903. 44 items, 11 vols. Location: E:53, G:21, Mss.Mf:S. Presbyterian minister of Woodstock, Virginia, who served as a private in the Confederate Army, Missouri Brigade of Tennessee. Memoirs relate Civil War experiences based on diary entries and letters. He describes the defense and evacuation of Corinth, Mississippi, campaigns, and battles. Diary also recounts the Union invasion and occupation of Huntsville, Alabama. Reminiscences of his wife contain her comments on plantation life and the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2482, 2657.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Stevens, John B. Diary, 1863 April 21-August 21. 1 vol. ; 17 x 8 cm. Location: Misc.:S. Farmer from Petersham, Massachusetts, enlisted in the United States Army, Massachusetts 53rd Infantry, Sept. 15, 1862. He served as a private until he was mustered out Sept. 3, 1863. Civil War diary gives an account of Stevens' stay in a Baton Rouge hospital. Suffering from dysentery, he described his condition and treatment; he also mentioned the deaths of fellow soldiers. One entry (June 17, 1863) tells of preparations made for more wounded arriving from Vicksburg, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine    
  • Stewart family correspondence, 1861-1864. 4 items [typescript copies]. Location: Misc.:S. Typescript of letters received by Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stewart, of Beaver Creek, Dale County, Alabama, from Confederate soldiers W.H. Clark, stationed at Manassas, Virginia, and L.B. Robbins, Company E, 25th Georgia Volunteers, and a minister's wife living in Madison, Alabama, relating their personal experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1002.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Stewart, William. William and Walter Stewart papers, 1817-1933. 207 items, 15 printed vols., 4 ms. vols. Location: E:37. Residents of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include tax bills and receipts; and three letters by Confederate veterans describing the Civil War. There is also a letter from Mrs. Virginia Hilliard about her former husband, General Albert Jenkins, who fought at Gettysburg; and a printed address by Col. J. S. Scott. Mss. 703.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Stirling Family Papers, 1862, 1924. 4 items. Location: C:61. Residents of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Civil War papers consisting of two Confederate bonds and a medical discharge application signed by L. Stirling, enrolling officer, for James W. Johns. Also includes a letter with information on Jefferson Davis' marriage to Sarah Knox Taylor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Stokes, Joel A. Family Papers, 1863-1898. 140 items. Location: E:35. Druggist and retail liquor and tobacco dealer of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi. Business papers consist chiefly of bills and tax receipts for Stokes' drug business. Personal papers include a Civil War letter from J. W. Courtney to his family and a series of letters from Lilly Stokes, a teacher in Osyka, to her brother J. J. Stokes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 685.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Women    
  • Stone, Kate, 1841-1907. Diary, 1861-1868. 382 leaves. Location: C:68. The diary of Kate Stone describes her experiences in Louisiana and Texas during the Civil War. This typescript copy was created by Professor Walter Prichard of Louisiana State University in the late 1940s for consideration for possible publication. Mss. 1313.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Stone, Kate. Diary, 1861-1907. 2 vols.,1 mf reel. Location: C:78, Mss.Mf:S. Louisiana planter and diarist. Diaries describe Stone's experiences during the Civil War in Louisiana. The diaries were published by John Q. Anderson as Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4643.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Stoney, Kate Maria Allen. Papers, 1861-1933. 29 items. Location: Misc. The Kate Allen Stoney Family Papers include a wedding certificate for Thomas P. Stoney and Kate M. Allen (1861); a letter re Kate Stoney's efforts to get permission to cross the lines to join her husband during the war (1863); Kate Stoney's wartime diary from South Carolina (Feb. 13-Apr. 13, 1865); eight letters from Thomas P. Stoney to his father-in-law, Joseph Allen (1875-1880); three letters to Thomas P. Stoney from his younger sister, Elizabeth Porcher Stoney (1886); letters from other family members (1909-1933); and various genealogical items on the Stoney, Porcher, and Allen families. Mss. 3665.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stratton, Joseph B. (Joseph Buck), b. 1815. Papers. 1746-1916 (bulk 1843-1903). (20 items, 51 vols.). Location: A:53-54. Presbyterian minister of Natchez, Mississippi. Dr. Stratton's 46-volume diary (1843-1903) contains information about his activities as a minister. Activities and events described include travel in Europe, weddings and funerals, baptisms, prayer meetings, yellow fever epidemics, and the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 464, 1329.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Religion    
  • Strong, George C., 1832-1863. Photograph Album, 1857, 1891. 1 volume. Location: F:6. A native of Vermont and West Point graduate, Strong joined Benjamin F. Butler's staff as adjutant in 1861, actively took part in planning the Union expedition against New Orleans, and eventually became Butler's chief of staff. The collection consists of one photograph album of members of the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, class of 1857 and 1858. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1453.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Stubbs, Jefferson W. Family Papers, 1861-1895. 0.5 linear ft. (121 items). Location: A:55. Merchant of Gloucester County, Virginia. His wife's brother, John L. Hibble, was a Confederate captain and quartermaster in the 26th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers. Personal and business papers include letters written by his son, James, while attending Lexington Law School and Civil War correspondence from sons William J., James and Jefferson; John L. Hibble; and from various residents of Gloucester County serving in the army. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. Mss. 567.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education    
  • Sullivan, Peter John, 1821-1883. Letters, 1878 June 18, undated. 2 items. Location: Misc.S. Irish-born United States Army officer and lieutenant colonel in the 48th Ohio Regiment in the Civil War. Letters to a member of General William T. Sherman's staff, written from Cincinnati, Ohio, discuss Sullivan's and General Sherman's roles in the Union victory at Shiloh and Sherman's attitude toward Southern pacification. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Surget, E. Letter: to Maj. Genl. R. Taylor, 1863 April 9. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Confederate assistant adjutant general during the Civil War. Letter requests that Captain and Assistant Adjutant General A. H. May be appointed to serve in the Adjutant General's Department of the District of Western Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4517.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Suydam, G. H. Collection, 1845-1864 (bulk 1863-1864). 26 items. Location: E:73, Misc.:S, 99:Suydam. Captain in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Photographs depicting occupied Baton Rouge, Farragut's fleet, and a Union military headquarters and hospital, probably taken by Baton Rouge photographers McPherson and Oliver. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1394For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine    
  • Taber, Frederick R., 1839-1863. Papers, 1859-1862. 28 items. Location: A:57. Soldier in the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment of the Confederate army discharged due to chronic illness in 1862. Papers include correspondence, sketchbooks, and documents related to Taber's illness. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 412, 607, 631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Tabor, Hudson. Family Papers, 1812-1916 (bulk 1834-1868). 32 items; 2 ms. vols.; and 2 microfilm reels. Location: A:81, Misc.:T, Mss. Mf.:T. Cotton broker and merchant of St. Francisville and Thibodaux, Louisiana. Collection includes business correspondence between planters and merchants of New Orleans, family letters, and Civil War letters. Letters discuss slavery; destruction of property by Union troops; abolition; and economic and education issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     African Americans    
  • Taliaferro, James, Letters, 1852-1876. 79 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:T. Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, planter, judge, Secession Convention delegate, associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and newspaper publisher. Letters discuss Taliaferro's involvement with the Secession Convention; politics during the Civil War (1865); Louisiana Supreme Court (1866-1874); Louisiana politics (1861-1874); Mississippi River flood of 1874; fires, cholera, and economic conditions in New Orleans; the visit of the Emperor of Brazil to New Orleans (1876), and plantation operations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1562.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Taliaferro, James G. Papers, 1845-1877. 0.2 li. ft. Location: 118:; OS:T. Planter of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Judge, delegate to the Louisiana Secession Convention, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and newspaper publisher. Papers consist of personal correspondence to and from James G. Taliaferro, business correspondence, and accounts during the Civil War and Reconstruction period in Louisiana. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Taliaferro, James Govan, 1798-1876. Papers, 1845-1877 . 0.2 linear ft. Location: 118:, OS:T. James Govan Taliaferro was born in Amherst, Va., on September 28, 1798, to Zachariah Taliaferro and Sally Warwick. The family moved to Claiborne County, Miss., in 1806, and to Catahoula Parish, La., in 1815, where Zachariah operated a sawmill with Charles Patteson. The James G. Taliaferro Papers include personal papers consisting of mostly correspondence to and from James G. Taliaferro during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Other documents include a ballot from the Louisiana Constitutional Convention, and two accounts complete with dates and prices. Mss. 5094.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Taliaferro, William Booth, 1822-1898.. Letter, 1870 September 2. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tamplin, William H. Letters, 1862-1865, undated. 20 items. Location: Misc:T. Native of Longbranch, Panola County, Texas, and a Confederate soldier in the 11th Texas Regiment during the Civil War. His brother was Benjamin F. Tamplin. Letters addressed to Retincia, Benjamin Tamplin's wife, written from camps in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, describe camp life and conditions in camp hospitals, and the Red River expedition in Louisiana. Included are poems by Benjamin. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Tate, Emile, 1839-1890. Papers, 1864-1945. 4 items. Location: Misc. The Emile Tate Papers contain a letter to Jules Ashlock from L. Austin Fontenot re Emile Tate (1945), a copy of a challenge to a duel sent to a Mr. Young of Ville Platte by Emile Tate, a photograph of Eugenie H. Fontenot annotated by Jules Ashlock, and a copy of a declaration of Eugenie H. Fontenot filed with the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court that she had never taken a oath to support the constitution or the government of the United States since January 26, 1861 (1864). Mss. 3607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, John M. (John McCarthney), d. 1867. Papers, 1861-1866. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Editor of the Baton Rouge Advocate and captain of the Baton Rouge Rangers, mustered into the Confederate army as Company B, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, during the Civil War. Papers consist of a bond issued by the Police Jury of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, for the purpose of arming and equipping Taylor's company; and a U.S. Internal Revenue license issued for the occupation of manufacturer. Other items include a tax receipt issued to A. Monton, Jr., by the Board of Education for Freedmen for 1864 taxes in East Baton Rouge Parish; and a Confederate States tax receipt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Taylor, Miles, 1805-1873. Family Papers, 1821-1954 (bulk 1821-1890). 200 items. Location: U:236, 99. Congressional representative, lawyer, judge, and sugar planter of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Taylor's son, Thomas, was a sergeant in the 8th Louisiana Volunteers in the Civil War. Collection includes family letters, photographs, manuscript writings, genealogical and biographical materials, and reprints of speeches Taylor made in Congress (1856-1857). Mrs. Taylor's mother lived in Natchez and the collection includes letters between the two of them; and Civil War letters from Thomas Taylor as a prisoner of war in Saratoga Springs, New York. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1378, 1448, 1636, .For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Taylor, Thomas Thomson. Papers, 1861-1866, undated. 497 items, 13 vols. Location: U:15, Mss. Mf.:T. Colonel of the 12th and 47th Ohio Volunteer Regiments during the Civil War. Diaries kept during the war and letters to Taylor's wife, Margaret A. "Netta" relate to camp life, military campaigns troop movements, African American troops. Letters from his wife relate to family matters, farming, health, concern about for his well-being, and the progress of the war. Additional items include a newspaper clipping regarding enlistments of African American soldiers, and a letter describing a Jewish circumcision ceremony. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1647, 1653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women     Jews    
  • Terry, William. Family Papers, 1766-1896 (bulk 1860-1869). 67 items. Location: A:63. Residents of Pine Woods, Jefferson County, Mississippi, and was related to the Jefferies, Baillio, and Ellett families. Papers include correspondence; a military discharge (1766); a Spanish land grant (1795); and photographs of family homes and plantations. Civil War correspondence contains two letters apparently written by Solomon, a family slave (1862). Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Texada Family papers, 1856-1999 (bulk 1865-1898). 1 linear feet, 4 oversize folders. Location: 119:7, OS:T. The Texada family, originally from Spain, immigrated to Natchez, Mississippi. In 1864, they moved to Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where they were significant landholders and planters. This collection consists of correspondence and genealogical materials. The genealogical materials include research and notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, copies of vital records, and excerpts from publications relating to the Texada family and the extended family including the Ker, Davidson, Pintard, Landers, Hickman, Luckett, and Peyton families. The bulk of the correspondence is from the Civil War period and is written to Margaret Ker Davidson Texada. The letters are predominately from Charles V. Cosby, her cousin; Joseph Welsh Texada, her husband; and John Pintard Davidson, her father. Mss. 5119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Texada, Lewis. Family Papers, 1830-1939. 274 items. Location: W:25, 99:T, OS:T. Lewis Texada was a planter of Bayou Rapides, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes papers related to property ownership in Rapides Parish; letters from Louisiana Governor Henry Watkins Allen; papers related to a girls' school in Virginia; and letters of Confederate civilians in the Civil War. Also included are sheet music and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2985.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Thibodaux, G. C. Account, 1863 July 10-26. 1 item (8 pages). Location: Misc:T. Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Account of Thibodaux's experiences as a prisoner on a march from Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Thibodaux, Louisiana, including mention of a well-armed African American regiment near Vicksburg. In French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Thomas, Robert M. Heirs Papers, 1864-1867. 3 items. Location: Misc.:T. Documents signed by the children of Robert Matthew Thomas (Elizabeth Margaret Thomas, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana; and Mary Ellen Thomas, New Orleans) in connection with the settlement of the estate of Thomas Sellers of England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Thomason, Matthew D. Diary, 1861-1863. 1 vol. (contains 1 loose item). Location: Misc:T. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to the southeastern district of Louisiana, and later a farmer near Mobile, Alabama. Diary kept by Thomason records his work among whites and blacks in Louisiana during the Civil War and his return to his native Alabama to farm. The loose item is a letter (1828) to Thomason from his wife Sarah. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 781.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Thompson, Meriwether Jeff, 1826-1876. Letter, 1875 Sept. 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Chief State Engineer of Louisiana. Letter discusses plans for levee construction along the Mississippi River and the need for federal funding because poverty reduced tax revenues. He also lists former Confederates active on the Louisiana State Board of Engineers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Thrall, W.E. Order, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Union army captain and provost marshall. Order exempts from seizure as 'unserviceable' ponies of A. Gayot. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tichenor, George H., 1837-1923. Diaries, 1861-1917 (bulk 1861-1863). 2 items; 3 v. Location: H:20, Misc:T, OS:T. Kentucky native served in the Confederate Army. Wounded in battle near Memphis, Tennessee, he is said to have developed an antiseptic formula as a result of experiments on himself. Diaries illustrate daily events; lack of provisions; and battle engagements in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. They also document sentiments concerning conscription and Union troops deserting to the Confederacy. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 580, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tillman, Henry. Papers, 1864-1866. 3 items. Location: Misc.:T. Free mulatto soldier, 39th Regiment, Maryland Volunteers (Colored). Official documents from the State of Maryland pertaining to the Tillman's military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2852.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Townsend Civil War letter, 1862 Dec. 25. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A Union solider named Townsend (probably from Massachusetts) writes to his brother from occupied Baton Rouge, La., describing the city, Union officers and soldiers encamped there, pickett duty and drill, his family, and vague news of the Battle of Fredericksburg ("a great battle...fought on the Rappahannock"). Mss. 3684.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Townsend, Edward D., ca. 1817-1893. Letter, 1865 May 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Acting adjutant general of the Union army. Letter expresses Townsend's belief that peace will quickly return to the South and that the Southern states will be cooperative in assisting the federal government to restore order. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2486.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items, 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3, OS:T. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation records, business records, and correspondence of Benjamin Tureaud and his family. Some records document merchandise sold to African American laborers. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Turnbull, Daniel Family Papers, 1803-1913. (bulk 1832-1871). 74 items. Location: C:96. Daniel Turnbull was a sugar and cotton planter and founder of Rosedown Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of the Turnbull family, including Turnbull's daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and James P. Bowman, and concern the operation of family plantations Rosedown and Bayou Grosse Tete, as well as to the family's experiences during the Civil War, the destruction of DeSoto Plantation, and Turnbull's war claims. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Twiggs, David Emanuel, 1790-1862. Letter, 1861 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Confederate army general in charge of the District of Louisiana in the Civil War. Letter to Twiggs from a former western businessman living in New Orleans stating opinion in the West on the free use of the Mississippi River for trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2461.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Twitchell, Franklin S. Letter, 1864 April 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Union soldier serving in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letter from Twitchell to his sister describing camp conditions and the advance of Union forces in Louisiana. He writes of the plunder by Confederate and Union soldiers, murders of Union officers, and freedmen cheering Union soldiers. Twitchell refers to a lack of religion among the men and the absence of a chaplain in the regiment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3367.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Tyson, Robert A. Diary, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: M:18, Mss.MF:T. Union soldier in the 46th Indiana Regiment stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Tyson re-enlisted as an officer in the Corps d'Afrique and participated in the Red River Campaign of 1864. In a diary purchased in New Orleans in December 1863, Tyson relates his experiences with African American troops and contrabands during the Red River Campaign. He also writes about being commander of Company F, U.S. Colored Troops, at Morganza, Louisiana. Mss. 1693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • U.S. Army 77th Colored Infantry Regiment records, 1864-1865. 9 items. Location: OS:U. The 77th Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops was organized Apr. 4, 1864, from the 5th Corps d'Afrique Infantry. Primarily muster rolls for Company H, providing name, rank, where joined and mustered (most enrolled in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Franklin, La.) , record of payment, and comments on status such as present, deserted, or dead and cause of death. The record of enlistment , pay received, and clothing issued for Privates James Jones and Anthony Whitaker of the 13th Infantry Corps d'Afrique are also present. A physical description of each soldier is included, as well as the location of his nativity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4065.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     African Americans    
  • U.S. Army. General Hospital (New Orleans, La.). General order no. 8, 1865 Mar. 29. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. United States Army surgeon. Printed general order establishes separate wards for convalescents, patients with eye disease, and those with syphilis or gonorrhea. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 3927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Ulster County, New York draft certificates, 1864. 2 items. Two certificates issued by the Provost Marshal's Office of the 13th Congressional District in Ulster County, N.Y., pertaining to the draft ordered by President Abraham Lincoln on July 18, 1864. The first certifies that Dewitt C. Overbaugh of Saugerties, N.Y., has found a substitute to serve in his stead. The second confirms that Moses Schoenfeld, also of Saugerties, has been mustered into service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Union League of America. Ritual, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Typewritten copy of ritual of the Union League of America ordered by the National Convention at Washington, D.C., December 13, 1865, including the lyrics of the initiation ode and four standard patriotic songs for use in initiation ceremonies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 931.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Union refugee transport contract, 1863 Aug. 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Contract between L. Pierce Jr. and schooner shipmaster Zebina S. Doane for the transport of refugees from Matamoros to the New Orleans, La., area. In exchange for this service, Doane was promised a fee that was to be paid from a charity fund administered by the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Gulf, S. B. Holabird. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Union Refugee Transport Contract, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Contract between Leonard Pierce Jr., U.S. Consul to Mexico, and schooner shipmaster Zebina S. Doane for the transport of Union refugees from Matamoros to the New Orleans, La., area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Union sailor Civil War letter, 1863, Nov. 9. 1 item. Location: Misc: U. Autograph letter signed "S" and addressed to "Bro[ther] from a sailor aboard the USS Richmond, Western Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron, stationed at New Orleans, La. The Union sailor describes secessionist sentiment in New Orleans and comments that the city's warehouses are empty or occupied by "contrabands," escaped slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     African Americans    
  • Union Soldier George Civil WarLletter, 1864 May 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Union army soldier named George. Letter written to his parents from Carrollton, Louisiana, describing camp life and remarking on the difficulty of obtaining horses for the cavalry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3339.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Union Soldier Henry Civil War letter, 1863. 1 item. Location Misc:U. Federal soldier of 12th Connecticut Regiment (Infantry) encamped at Port Hudson, Louisiana, during siege of Confederate positions there. Letter describes the primitive conditions at the encampment and Federal strategy for successfully concluding siege operations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4870.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Union Soldier Henry Civil War Letters, 1862-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc:U. Union officer who enlisted in the 110th New York Infantry Regiment in 1862, then later served in the 96th U.S. Infantry, Corps d'Afrique. Letters written to his mother recount a march to Port Hudson, Louisiana, detailing the confiscation and destruction of livestock and property by soldiers, skirmishes with Confederate troops, and the siege of Port Hudson. Included are descriptions of an attack on Union boats near Port Hudson in which the MISSISSIPPI was set aflame by the enemy and exploded; and the occupation of a home in New Orleans by Union officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Union soldier letter, 1863 Jan. 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Letter from soldier in the 23rd Connecticut Infantry stationed in Brashear City, La. The soldier briefly describes failed Union attempts to destroy a Confederate ship and limited interaction with enemy soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Union soldier Frank Civil War letter, 1863 Apr. 13. 1 item (4 pages). Location: Misc.:U. Union soldier's letter from Baton Rouge to his sister Ann relating details of his present situation and his impression of the local population, of Baton Rouge, and of nearby plantations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Union Soldier Oscar Civil War Letters, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:U. Letters from a Union soldier to his brother, from Camp Banks in Baton Rouge, discussing family news, soldier friends, illness caused by drinking Mississippi River water, scarcity of supplies and money, property destruction, and not attacking Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Union Soldier Parker Letter and Train Ticket, 1862 Dec. 18-22. Location: Misc.:U. Letter by Parker to his brother details occupation of Baton Rouge, La., by federal forces in December 1862. Parker mentions the ironclad Essex and the presence of the 25th Connecticut Infantry Regiment and Nims Battery (2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery). He describes the influx of slaves into the city and notes that wealthy citizens have already evacuated. In reference to Port Hudson, Parker boasts, "if we go up the river we will give them hell." Letter is written on printed notice to planters from the Baton Rouge Foundry. Printed train ticket for one trip from Petersburg to Wellsville, Va. Mss.4902For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge    
  • Union Soldier Townsend Civil War Letters, 1863-1864. 2 items. Location: Misc:U. The author of these letters may be a Union soldier by the name of Silas Townsend of the Massachusetts 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Company A. Two letters written from New Orleans, La., relate he will be home on sick leave and he does not want to stay in camp with his regiment if it is not drilled and organized. He also requests a uniform. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Papers, 1889-1910. 14 items, 1 ms. vol., and 9 printed vols. Location: A:70, J:12. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service o f its members. Scrapbook, letters, and printed materials pertaining to the Louisiana Division, United Confederate Veterans, and the Veteran Confederate States Cavalry Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 236.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Reunion scrapbooks, 1903, 1906, 1909, 1914. 4 ms. vols. Location: R:25. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Bound issues of newspapers pertaining to reunions in New Orleans and in Memphis, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Scrapbook, 1863, 1892-1915. 11 vols. Location: J:17. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, chiefly from Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia newspapers, relating to Confederate military and public leaders, battles, reminiscences of veterans, monuments, and related matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Scrapbook, 1899-1915. 1 folder. Location: Nsp. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Special and souvenir editions of newspapers pertaining to United Confederate Veterans organizations and Confederate veterans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Records, 1861-1944 (bulk 1898-1930). 99.5 linear ft. Location: 32:1-50, OS:U, Vault:1. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Collection contains official documents of the association, including correspondence, membership records, administrative records, printed items, logbooks, ledgers, and letters from soldiers during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1357.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Louisiana Division. Collection, 1922-1928. 8 items and 60 vols. Location: J:3, X:85-86. Mrs. Fred W. Bradt was historian of the Louisiana Division of United Daughters of the Confederacy. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings. Printed material includes two programs of annual conventions; a constitution and by-laws of the New Orleans Chapter; and yearbooks for the Bunkie Chapter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Joanna Waddill Chapter No. 294 (Baton Rouge, La.) collection 1899-1999. 0.2 linear ft. Location: MISC:U, OS:U. Original charter fromof the Baton Rouge Joanna Waddill Chapter no. 294 from 1899 and 100 year anniversary proclamation from 1999. The charter gives the names of 22 charter members. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women    
  • United States. Army of the Tennessee. Papers, 1863. 3 items. Location: E:74. Papers include a letter concerning shipment of confiscated cattle and the overcrowded conditions in Natchez, Miss., due to the large number of runaway slaves. Ransom tells of attempts to return some slaves to their masters and keeping others in corrals within the city. He comments that the citizenry fears the outbreak of an epidemic because of the overcrowding. Military orders concern troop movements in the Yazoo Expedition during the Vicksburg campaign. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 546, 551.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • United States Army. Collection, 1806-1911 (bulk 1862-1869). Location: J:6, OS:U, E:74, H:21. The United States Army collection contains military orders, letters, muster rolls, enlistment agreements, and other records created by various United States military organizations and officers between 1806 and 1911. A majority of the records in the collection concern campaigns and operations of U.S. forces during and shortly after the Civil War, while a smaller number pertain to affairs of the army in Louisiana and its immediate environs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 429, 515, 546, 551, 893, 1493, 1530, 1777, 1992, 1997, 2078, 2292, 2309, 2312, 2361, 2414, 2423, 2466, 2663, 2890, 3032, 3115, 3416, 3365, 3682.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Receiptfor confiscated property, 1863 Sept. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, later serving as governor of Louisiana. Receipt, signed by Flanders, accounts for properties in New Orleans confiscated from Edward Sparrow. The properties were valued at $3,000. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • United States. 10th Colored Artillery Regiment. Quarterly abstract of funds, 1866 June 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.: U. Quarterly abstract of funds signed by Lieut. G. L. Faxon at Fort Macomb, New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4192.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • United States. Army. Black enlistment registrations, 1863 Oct.-Dec. 3 items. Location: E:74. Three official enlistment agreements completed at Fort Smith, Arkansas, for Joel Stout of Marshall County, Miss., Amos Phillips of Yazoo, Miss., and Harrison Herreld of Liberty, Amite County, Miss. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3682.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • United States. Army. 6th Infantry Regiment muster roll, 1863 June 30-August 30. 1 item. Location: OS:U. On April 1863 Regiment in the Union Corps d'Afrique. Muster roll for the 6th Infantry Regiment, Corps d'Afrique, under the command of Colonel Alban B. Botsford, lists officers, servants, and payroll; also documenting where, when, and by whom officers were mustered into service. Noted at top of document, "1st Regt U.S. Vols or 6th Regt Corps d'Afrique". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4695.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • United States. Army. 28th Connecticut Infantry Regiment muster roll, 1863 February-June. 1. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Army. Army of the Cumberland. Orders, 1864. 1 vol. Location: E:65. Bound file of handwritten and printed military orders pertaining to the Army of the Cumberland during the Atlanta Campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Army. Army of the James. General Orders, 1865. 137 items. Location: Misc:U.The Army of the James was organized in April 1864 to operate against Richmond from south of the James River in conjunction with the Army of the Potomac attacking Lee from the north. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4591.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Army. Artillery. 10th Artillery (Colored). Fuel requisition form, 1866 Jan 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:U. Fuel requisition form for the 10th Artillery, a black regiment, signed by Captain Henry K. Bicker. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1865). Company orderly book, 1862-1863. 1 orderly book. Location: H:6. The 14th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment served in Louisiana between May 1862 and July 1864 and later served in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia. This orderly book contains handwritten orders and company logs kept between November 1862 and November 1863, as well as printed general orders issued between January and March 1863. Mss. 4253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. French spoliation claims, 1 printed item. 1884. Location: UU:97. Submitted by Mr. W. R. Cox, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs (to accompany bill H. R. 745). Part of the Joseph Jones papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352, 1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Confiscation decrees, 1863 August 13-September 1. 3 items. Location: Misc:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, later serving as governor of Louisiana. Decrees, carried out by Flanders, authorizing the confiscation of properties in New Orleans for nonpayment of taxes by Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Receipt for confiscated property, 1863 Aug. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders was an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, La.; Felix Labatut was a former member of the Louisiana Secession Convention. A receipt signed by Flanders, states that properties belonging to Felix Labatut are confiscated because of noncompliance with general order No. 76. The confiscated property was valued at $43,000. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury, Confiscation decrees 1863 Aug. 13-Sept. 1. 3 items. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, lLa., later serving as governor of Louisiana. Decrees, carried out by Flanders, authorizing the confiscation of properties in New Orleans for nonpayment of taxes by Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • United States. Office of the Paymaster General. Papers, 1862-1865, 1869. 37 items. Location: E:74, OS:U. Pay vouchers, certificates, muster rolls, and related items of black troops. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • United States. Office of the Quartermaster General. Circulars, 1868. 20 items. Location: Filed under United States Army Collection. Handwritten and printed circulars by order of quartermasters J. J. Dana, D. H. Rucker, and Civil War Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. War Dept. General orders, 1863. 2 items. Location: E:74. General Orders relate to the trial of three citizens of Maryland for treason (May 26, 1863) and the trial of William T. Smithson for attempting to deliver letters written by him to a Confederate employee (Nov. 18, 1863). Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. War Dept. General orders, no. 113, 1864. 1 item. Location: E:74. From the Adjutant General's Office, containing the proceedings of the Military Commission, Goodrich Landing, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, in the cases of two African Americans found guilty of armed robbery of a citizen of East Carroll Parish, William R. Hays. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • United States. War Dept. Letter, 1863 May 13. 1 item. Location: E:66. Letter of transmittal for supplies to General Nathaniel P. Banks, New Orleans. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • United States. War Dept. Special orders, 1866. 1 item. Location: E:74. Order signed by Adjutant General E. D. Townsend. Printed and written document outlining measures by the federal government to compensate loyal slave-holders whose slaves enlisted or were drafted into the U.S. Army and thereby became free. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see onliine catalog. Mss. 2361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • United States. War Dept. General order no. 89. 1863 Apr. 6. 1 item. Location: E:74 Printed order issued from Washington, D. C. concerns an intercepted letter written by Lieut. J. M. Garland to a clergyman in Shanghai, China, expressing his sympathies toward the Confederates, The order condemns Garland for his "treacherous concealment of his sentiments" and concludes with a statement of dishonorable dismissal. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vallas (Antal and Family) Papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J: 26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vllas and his descendents. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Education     French-language     German-language     LSU     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Vallas, Anthony. History, 1864, 1935. 2 items. Location: Misc.:V. Bound handwritten manuscript of Anthony Vallas's History of the Louisiana State Seminary, 1864, and a printed copy of the work published in 1935 on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Louisiana State University. Covering the period beginning from the establishment of the institution by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1855 through the Civil War, the brief history describes the tenure of William Tecumseh as college president, the seizure of the school by Federal troops, and the use of the school as a field hospital during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Van Hest, J. P. Letter, 1864 April 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter to his wife, written from Memphis, Tennessee, describes the Memphis city park and mentions reports of a battle with Confederates in Louisiana, probably part of the Red River Campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vautrot, Francois Louis, Letter, 1867 October 20. 2 items. Location: Misc.:V, OS:V. Confederate refugee, apparently from Opelousas, Louisiana. Letter written from Pernambuco Province, Brazil, describes conditions, attitudes, and difficulties in adjustment. Vautrot refers to the introduction of African American voting in Louisiana. Included is an issue of LE COURIER DES OPELOUSAS. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 3153.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Vicksburg depot quartermaster's office letter, 1863 Aug. 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A captain at the depot quartermaster's office in Vicksburg, Miss., writes Major General James B. McPherson regarding captured mules, horses, wagons, and carriages. Mss. 4080.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922. Papers, 1862-1909. 385 items. Location: C:66. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers consist of letters from Louisiana friends; officials in the Department of State and the diplomatic service; Americans in public life; and literary figures, historians, journalists, and other writers. Collection includes 75 letters (1865-1892) of L. Placide Canonge, New Orleans writer and dramatist, pertaining to literature and the theater in New Orleans. Partly in French. Mss. 1281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Vinet, John B. (John Baptiste), b. 1835. Papers, 1861-1900. 37 items, 3 ms. vols., 3 printed vols. Location: A:69, G:18 OS:V. Confederate officer in the Orleans Artillery Battalion in the Civil War and later Chief of Ordnance, Louisiana State National Guard (1889-1896). Papers include Civil War dispatches, field orders, vouchers, passes and correspondence. A notebook (1861) kept by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, physician contains remedies for illness, some in French. Two case records books of Vinet deal with the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans and document relief administered by the Howard Association. Some notebook entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850, 898.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Violette, Eugene M. Collection, 1785-1945. 4.3 linear feet. Z:5-6; OS:V; 99:V. Correspondence, printed material, writings, and LSU memorabilia comprise the Eugene M. Violette papers. Correspondence is of a professional nature reflecting Violette's association with the University, professional organizations, publishers, and colleagues. Printed items include newspapers and clippings related to Louisiana, football, World Wars I and II, and Huey Long's assassination. Imprints and publications pertain to a variety of topics including, early LSU history. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 615, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Long Family     20th Century Wars    
  • Virginia Civil War fortifications bird's-eye view, 1861 Aug. 11. 1 bird's-eye view. Location: Misc. This bird's-eye view drawing by Dr. Jabez Philander Dake and James Fillmore Crank gives a bird's-eye view of the Federal fortifications on the Virginia side of the Potomac River as viewed from Washington City on August 11, 1861. They describe troop numbers, forts, cannon, and ordnance supplies gleaned from a personal visit. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • W. P. and Joseph Renwick Letters, 1863-1884. 27 items. Location: A:14. W. P. ('Joe') Renwick was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. His son, Joseph Renwick, was a cadet at LSU. Letters (1863-1865) from W. P. Renwick to his family from camps near Syndus Hill, Mississippi, and Alexandria and Shreveport, Louisiana, describe aspects of camp life. Other letters (1871-1881) from Bastrop and Monroe, Louisiana, discuss local and family news. Letters (1883-1884) from Cadet Joseph Renwick describe his life at Louisiana State University. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • W. P. Rochelle collection, 1897-1916. 7 items, 1 printed vol. Location: T:66. Confederate veteran of Hohen Solms, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes notices of United Confederate Veterans meetings and reunions and photographs of these events. A pamphlet printed by the Grant Cabin Association entitled Endowment Fund Souvenir describes the cabin on Ulysses S. Grant's family farm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2165.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Waddill Family Papers, 1835-1994 (bulk 1861-1866). 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:18. George Daniel Waddill, a Baton Rouge druggist, was the son of Abel Waddill, Baton Rouge magistrate. George served as a hospital steward in the Civil War. Joanna Fox, later his wife, served as a nurse. Papers contain correspondence, including Civil War correspondence of George Waddill; genealogical information on the Waddill and Bessonett families; and an autograph book of Elizabeth McMichael. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Women    
  • Waddill, George D. (George Daniel). Papers, 1841-1892 (bulk 1861-1865). 21 items. Location: Misc:W. Confederate soldier in the Civil War and Baton Rouge druggist. Waddill served in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment. In 1863 he was appointed as a hospital steward. Civil War papers include military furlough and travel passes; Confederate bonds; military orders assigning Waddill to hospitals in Mississippi; an 1865 document granting parole to G. D. Waddill; and Waddill's 1865 Oath of Allegiance to the United States. Collection includes a letter from L. B. LeCand written from Corinth, Mississippi, to Joanna Fox of Natchez giving an account of the Battle of Shiloh. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 891, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine    
  • Waite, George R., Port Hudson Letter, 1863 June 10-11. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Mechanic and farmer from New London, Conn., private in the 26th Connecticut Infantry Regiment. Letter details troop movements from May 10 to May 27, including federal attacks on Port Hudson. Waite outlines how much money hehas sent home, and mentions serving as a sharpshooter and constructing pontoon bridges. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wall, John Q. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Wall enlisted as a private in the Pointe Coupee Artillery Battalion (September 1861) in Columbus, Kentucky. He was exchanged as a prisoner of war in November 1862. Wall's letter to his sister, Mrs. Pauline R. Setton of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, describes his capture on Island 10 and his imprisonment at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wallis, George B. Letter, 1862 April 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Reporter for the NEW YORK HERALD. Letter from George B. Wallis to his editor, James Gordon Bennett, commenting at length on interviews with President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Walworth, Douglas, b. 1833. Family Papers, 1806-1881 (bulk 1850- 1881). 189 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: U:234. Planter, attorney and Confederate Army captain from Natchez, Mississippi. Alexander Gordon was a Scottish immigrant to New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from Walworth's parents while he was at Harvard University. His diaries describe his childhood, study and student life, and Confederate military experiences. Civil War papers concern Confederate military administration. Gordon family papers include documents on the estates of James Gordon and his wife, family correspondence, the American naturalization certificate of Alexander Gordon, and Alexander's diary. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 20-21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Plantations    
  • Ward, John Langdon, 1841-1915. Lantern Slides Collection, ca. 1800. 107 glass lantern slides. Location: 65:70. John Langdon Ward served with the 19th Corps through the siege of Port Hudson and was commissioned Major of the 3rd Infantry Corps d'Afrique (the third regiment of African-American troops in the United States, changed to 75th United States Colored Infantry July 24, 1863). Collection consists of 107 glass lantern slides (3.25" x 4.00") documenting the aftermath of the Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 23-July 9, 1863. John Langdon Ward may have created these slides around 1880. Digital scans of the slides are found on the LOUISiana Digital Library. Mss. 4875.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge    
  • Warner, George E. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: MISC:W. Warner served with the 10th U.S. Colored Artillery as first lieutenant. Letter describes service at Fort St. John near New Orleans, La., while Warner was waiting for the company to fill with enlistees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Wartelle, Pierre Gabriel,1787-1869. Family Papers, 1811-1976. 2 linear ft., 10 v. Location: UU:322-323, OS:W, O:62-63. French ex-patriate, New Orleans businessman, and sugar and cotton planter of St. Landry Parish, La. Collection consists of legal documents, account books, correspondence, printed material and personal papers that pertain to the business interests, plantation operations, and history of the Wartelle Family and Moundville Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Washburn, W. W. Washburn & Hesler ledger, 1861-1862. 1 vol. Location: M:19.W. W. Washburn and J. J. Hesler were Confederate sutlers for the 7th Louisiana Regiment at Manassas, Virginia, during the Civil War. Indexed ledger containing accounts of merchandise purchased by officers and soldiers. Entries list the price and type of merchandise purchased, Washburn and Hesler's expenses, profits and losses, and freight accounts. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 24,660 items. Location: S:54-93; O:25-31;99:W; OS:W; MF:W. The Weeks and related Conrad, Moore, and Gibson families were planters of New Iberia, Louisiana, and other areas in south Louisiana. Papers document the sugar plantation economy; cotton planting; slaves and free African American laborers; railroad building; state and national politics; education; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes early papers of Charles N. Conrad, U.S. senator; political correspondence of John Moore, U.S. congressman; and a microfilmed inventory of The Shadows in New Iberia. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War, Series I, Part 6, Reels 1-20 and microfilm 6061: Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, reels 1-12 For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Education     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Weitzel, Godfrey. Order, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Union general in the Civil War. Order from Headquarters Reserve Brigade in the Field by T. K. Fuller, Provost Marshal, prohibiting any enlisted man from entering the premises of O. Guillard, possibly in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Letters, 1861-1862. 3 items. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Papers include an 1861 letter from officers aboard the U.S.S. Colorado at the mouth of the Mississippi River, requesting news about Confederate preparations in New Orleans. Collection also includes two letters (1862) from Welles to Rear Admiral David Farragut congratulating him on his success in capturing New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1701.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Manuscript, circa 1878. 1 v. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Manuscript of an article by Gideon Welles, apparently intended for publication. In the article Welles strenuously disagrees with Wickham Hoffman, who had argued that General Benjamin Butler had a prominent role in the planning and execution of the capture of New Orleans by federal troops in 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Wells, James Madison, 1808-1899. Papers, circa 1864-1869, 1886-1900. 1 v. [on microfilm]. Location: Lieutenant governor and governor of Louisiana (1864-1867). Records of the Court of Claims of the United States pertain to suits filed by James Madison Wells concerning Wells' charges that U.S. forces under the command of General Nathaniel P. Banks illegally confiscated his property and livestock in Rapides Parish during the Red River Expedition of 1864. Records consist of court memos, rulings, dockets, judicial motions, testimonies, and letters associated with congressional cases no. 435, no. 2524, and 10,271, which. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 806, 1219.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • West Feliciana Parish Military Board. Minute Book, 1862-1863, 1870. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Organization that provided welfare benefits to needy citizens of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, during the Civil War. Board members included Charles L. Mathews, John Hunter Collins, James Rudman, and J. N. Evans, Jr. Minute book recording welfare benefit payments made to citizens (1862-1863). Notes by members of the Collins family and a cash account for 1870 for Calvin Goodman are included on the last three pages of the volume.Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Weydemeyer, Luise, Family correspondence, 1849-1869. 100 items. Location: A:67. German immigrant living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Letters from relatives and friends concern personal and business matters and discuss Union army recruitment and training during the Civil War. Letters from Union general Franz Sigel's wife describe her husband's military activities and civilian career. Primarily in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women     German-language    
  • Wharton, Edward Clifton. Family Papers, 1819-1947 (bulk 1819-1901). 1,130 items, 11 vols. Location: UU:120-125, OS:W, 99:W, Vault:1. Resident of New Orleans, journalist, newspaper editor, playwright, author, and drama critic. Wharton served as a colonel in the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate army. Papers of four generations of the Wharton family include correspondence, manuscript writings, manuscript volumes, photographs, printed items, and broadsides. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1553, 1575, 1594, 1610, 1613, 1663, 1714, 1736.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Jews     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Wharton, Thomas K. Diary, 1853-1859, 1862. 2 vols.(on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Secretary to the commission for the New Orleans Custom House and assistant to Major P. G. T. Beauregard as superintendent. Wharton was superintendent of construction in 1861 after Beauregard's resignation. Diary and sketch book describing Wharton's journey from New Orleans to Boston (1853) and continuing after his return to New Orleans until December 1854. Diary includes comments on his work on the Custom House. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906. Photograph album, 1865-1866. 1 vol. Location: M:22. Confederate general in command of the Army of Mississippi cavalry. Album of albumen cartes-de-visite depicting Confederate officers and war heroes, signed by Wheeler, 1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Whitaker, J. S. Scrapbooks, 1849-1880. 2 vols. Location: J:7. Judge and resident of New Orleans. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings pertaining to Whitaker's legal decisions, New Orleans local affairs, the Civil War, and literary and scientific subjects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 445.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • White, Silas T. Letters, 1861-1862. 1 vol.; typescript copies of letters. Location: J:7. Member of the Hunter Rifles, 4th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War. Letters to White's family in Woodland, Louisiana, describe his enlistment in the Confederate army and living conditions in camps in Mississippi and Louisiana. White also describes a detail to block the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 368.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Whitley, J. H. Letter, 1865 January 18. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate lieutenant and a prisoner of war at Officers Prison, Fort Delaware, during the Civil War. William L. Graham was a colonel in the 16th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Letter from Whitley, while a prisoner of war, to Colonel William L. Graham, telling of conditions at the prison, mentioning the arrival of prisoners from General Hood's army, and requesting information concerning friends in prison with Graham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans    
  • Whitney, William H. Letters, 1863-1864. 34 items. Location: B:16. Officer in the 38th Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War. Letters describe civilian life in Baton Rouge under Union occupation, the daily life of a soldier, guerrilla warfare by Confederate troops, and the impressment of blacks into the Union army. Whitney also writes about the Port Hudson battlefield after the siege, his unit's march to Shreveport from Alexandria, and the Union retreat after the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1043, 1046.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans    
  • Whittlesey, George W. Letters, 1862-1863. 6 items. Location: Misc.:W. Lieutenant colonel of the Thirteenth Connecticut Volunteers serving under General Nathaniel Banks during the First Red River Campaign. Letters from Thibodaux, Baton Rouge, Brashear City (now Morgan City), Alexandria, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to a young lady friend in Waterford, New York. Mss. 2449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Wilbor, George W. Letter, 1863 Jan. 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Union soldier. Letter from a camp opposite Vicksburg about the taking the Arkansas Post, the behavior of soldiers, and the conditions of civilians in the settlement. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3328.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wildbahn, Ann D. Letter, 1867 October 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Letter written by Ann Wildbahn relating the effects of the Civil War on her neighbors and neighborhood; postwar conditions in Travis County, Texas; and the presence of military rule in Austin, Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Wildman, John Hazard. Papers,1829-1876 (bulk 1962-1966). 2 linear ft. Location1:1-2, Vault:1. Faculty member of the Dept. of English, Louisiana State University. Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, genealogies of the Hazard, Whitaker, Greene and Andrews families, and published and unpublished manuscripts of John Hazard Wildman. Correspondents include family members, former students, including Rex Reed, publishers, and fellow writers. The majority of letters are related to Wildman's writings. There is a photocopy of a Henry Clay letter commenting on the American political and economic system (Oct. 8, 1829) and a photocopy of a Civil War letter from a Confederate prisoner of war, Johnson's Island, Ohio, detailing his illness (Feb. 28, 1864). Papers also contain an audiotape interview with Orene Muse (Feb. 15, 1969), newspaper clippings, and several family photographs (1911-1965).For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1966, 1967, 2010, 2095, 2169, 2237, 2371, 2437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Politics    
  • Wilkinson, Micajah. Papers, 1853-1935 (bulk 1855-1880). .3 linear ft. (116 items, 33 printed vols.). Location: E:39. Farmer of Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. Personal correspondence of Wilkinson and his wife. Letters from Nancy Willard and her granddaughter provide information about religion, the temperance movement, agriculture, race relations, and community events in Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Civil War correspondence describes camp life in Mississippi, Confederate conscription, the battle at Shiloh, hardships on women, and the siege of Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • William Death Voucher, 1865 June 19 . Location: W. A voucher issued for wages paid to William Death, the cook of the Natchez, Miss., prison. A. S. Mitchell signed the voucher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5056.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Manuscripts, 1952, 1961, 1964. 9 items. Location: 34. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Typescript, galley proofs, and plate proof of LINCOLN AND HIS GENERALS (New York, 1952). Manuscripts for three of four chapters of ROMANCE AND REALISM IN SOUTHERN POLITICS (1961); the chapter on the Civil War in the CAMBRIDGE MODERN HISTORY; and LINCOLN THE MILITARY STRATEGIST and Chapters XXI through XI and related bibliography of volume I, of A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1964, 2158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Papers, 1775, 1861-1980. 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 76 cassettes tapes. Location: Range 34, OS:W, MF:W, Vault:81. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Huey P. Long. Research materials, which comprise a large portion of this collection, include notes, note cards, legal documents, and clippings pertaining to the Civil War, major Civil War figures, U.S. history, military history, and Louisiana governor and senator, Huey P. Long. The collection also contians Civil War correspondence and diaries (mostly transcripts or copies), speeches of Huey P. Long, and oral history interviews relating to Long. Audio cassette tapes are available for speeches and some interviews. Mss. 2489, 2510.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Lecture video tapes, 1978. 63 VHS videocassettes. Location: L:26-27. A distinguished historian, prolific writer, and dynamic lecturer, Williams taught American history at LSU from 1941 until his retirement in 1979. These video tapes record lectures on the Civil War delivered by T. Harry Williams at Louisiana State University during the fall semester 1978. They are arranged chronologically by date of lecture. Mss. 4084.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Wilsford, Inez Smith, 1855-1939. Reminiscence, circa 1900-1939. 1 item [typed copy]. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of Ringgold, Georgia. Memories of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Wilson, James H. Letters, 1909, 1913. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of Wilmington, Delaware, and cavalry officer in the Union army during the Civil War. Letters to Colonel Eben Swift. One compliments Swift on an article published in the "Journal of Military Service Institution;" the other comments on notices being given his book "Under the Old Flag." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Wilton Plantation letter, 1863 April 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Cotton plantation apparently located in Louisiana and apparently owned by W. C. Wagley of Lake Providence. Letter from the plantation manager to Wagley reports on progress of picking and ginning operations under federal government contract and contraband labor. Information is provided about disposition of abandoned plantations and relations with freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2983.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Wimberly, Thomas J. Correspondence, 1861-1862. 5 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Resident of Sumter County, Alabama. Letters consist of Confederate soldier's letter describing reception of soldiers by civilians and letters concerning the death of a Confederate soldier in the Montgomery, Alabama, hospital. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Wise, James Calvert, 1823-1904. Papers, 1860-1904. 1,331 items; 2 vols. Location: UU:154-156, K:37, O:41-42, OS:W. Native of Maryland who settled in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War he organized the Red River Rebels, which became part of the First Louisiana Regiment. Wise owned Grand Bend plantation on the Red River. Collection contains Wise's personal, political, business, and military papers. Printed items include Confederate tax forms, currency, a notice to planters and freedmen from the U.S. Army, and papers related to the Republican party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3239.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Politics    
  • Witherell, W. Frank. Papers, 1839-1958 (bulk 1860-1889). 6 linear ft. Location W:129-135, F:19, OS:W. Native of New York, West Point graduate, businessman and entrepreneur, in business with his uncle, W. H. H. Witherell, a New Orleans commission merchant and dealer. Correspondence related to the wholesale trade in hides and mining ventures in the West comprises the majority of this collection. Early papers relate to W. H. H. Witherell's dealings in Natchez and offer insight into the attitudes of West Point cadets towards the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1860-1865). Items associated with the hide trade include, shipping records, invoices, bills of lading, bank drafts, and receipts. Additional papers pertaining to mining enterprises contain assay certificates, invoices, contracts, deeds and reports on mines. Also included is material related to extending telephone service west of the Mississippi River and a plantation journal recording daily work activities, and sugarcane production for Magnolia Plantation, Plaquemine Parish, La. (1877-1880). Mss. 1498, 1503, 1555, 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations    
  • Withers, John. Diaries, 1856-1862. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W United States Army officer. Diaries reflect Withers' military service as a career officer. He discusses his military service, social and personal life, religion, travel by steamer to Portland and Vancouver, and occasional problems with the Yakama Indians. Additionally, he comments on the political crisis in South, Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, and his resignation from the U.S. Army in order to support the Confederate cause. He describes events at the beginning of the Civil War, and his health and the health of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion     Politics    
  • Witt, Josiah C. Letter to Mr. E. W. Witt, 1863 March 3-7. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Union soldier in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War. Witt's letter to his family describes his unit's activities at New Orleans, camp news, the lack of provisions for Confederate forces, the poor condition of prisoners taken at Galveston, and the surrender of Confederate officers. The letter also describes the lack of resistance to gun boats passing forts on the Mississippi River and the seizure and destruction of cotton along the river. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Womens University Students Association. Papers, 1896-1940. 139 items. Location: 78:60. Miscellaneous pamphlets not pertaining to the association. Loose issues of the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, copies of the Tulane news bulletin, concert programs for performances of music in New Orleans and elsewhere, issues of the Whitney-Central observer, first aid guides, pamphlets from the Church of the Latter Day Saints and other religious organizations, annual reports of the Louisiana State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leaflets from New Orleans area businesses, and materials on homeopathic medicine.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Education     Medicine     Performing arts     Religion     Politics    
  • Wood, Robert C. Letter, 1864 September 17. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Confederate cavalry officer. Letter to Confederate General Wirt Adams discusses disposition of a shipment of Enfield rifles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wood, William H. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. William H. Wood was a corporal in the Union army. In a letter to Mr. Tabor, Wood requests an Indian rubber blanket. Writing from near Arlington Heights, Wood refers fondly to the Battle of Ball's Bluff, describes the rebel yell of Mississippi troops, and mentions Falls Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wood, William H. Letter, 1861 Oct. 31. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:W. Letter from William H. Wood to Mr. Tabor requesting an Indian rubber blanket. Wood, writing from near Arlington Heights, refers fondly to the Battle of Ball's Bluff, describes the rebel yell of Mississippi troops, and mentions Falls Church. Mss. 3964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Woods, George H. Letter, 1865 July 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Union Officer. George H. Woods in Washington, D.C., writes the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, seeking appointment as an Inspector in the Subsistence Department with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Mss. 3858. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Woodward, Thomas. Succession document, 1864. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:W. Draft of a petition for a family meeting and orders annexed in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Signed by A. H. Pierson, attorney for the petitioners. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2277.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Workman, James H. Papers, 1910, 1938. 3 items. Location: Misc. Captain in the U.S. Army; brother of Major John David Workman, the first LSU student killed in the Civil War; and son of Dr. James Carey Workman of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Captain Workman and an address by Judge J. R. Thornton at the presentation of a picture of Major John Workman to LSU. A newspaper clipping (1938) relates the story and also gives family genealogy and background. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1589.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Worthley, Daniel E. Letters, 1861-1864. 8 items. Location: MISC:W. Letters from Daniel E. Worthley of the 26th Massachusetts Infantry to his family. Worthley wrote the letters while stationed at Camp Chase, Ship Island, and in Louisiana. Worthley briefly mentions General Butler, the "Constitution," and witnessing gunboats firing on each other. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wray, David M., Letter [1863]. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Private in Company K of the 19th Kentucky Infantry Regiment promoted to 1st Sergeant. Letter from Milliken's Bend, La., mentions work on Grant's Canal, harsh treatment of contrabands and pending conscription law. Refers to family acquaintance in Confederate army. Letter is dated March 14, 1862, but describes events of 1863. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wyckoff, Elias. Correspondence, 1862-1863. 11 items. Location: Misc.:W. Farmer from Jasper, Steuben County, New York, and a member of the 161st New York Volunteers in the Civil War, serving with an ambulance corps. Exchange of letters between Wyckoff and his wife refers to the military situation in Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Wyckoff comments on his duties as an ambulance driver. His wife writes of money scarcity, farm problems, and life in Jasper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1396, 1428, 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Women    
  • Wyman, U. S. Letter, 1864 March 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Union army soldier in the Civil War. Letter from New Orleans pertains to personal health and military duties. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Wynkoop, Richard Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. A native of New Jersey, Wynkoop was a lawyer living in New York City during the Civil War. Letter outlines Wynkoop's stance on the issues of abolition and rebellion. For further information, see online catalog. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4078.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Wynne, Michael D. Collection, 1827-1976. 5 linear ft. Location: U:34-35, P:19, 5:31-31, Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1, Vault 5, Vault:25. Resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, and collector of historical materials on south Louisiana history and culture. Collection includes papers of planters, Civil War soldiers, politicians, and professionals. It contains letters, Confederate currency, sheet music, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and surrounding parishes. Also included are papers of the Mayer Brass Band of Opelousas, Louisiana (1892-1909). Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics    
  • Yawyer, Peter H. Letter, 1863 January 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:Y. Union soldier of the 75th New York Infantry stationed at Camp Stevens near Thibodaux, Louisiana. Letter from Yawyer to his brother in New York commenting on Confederate guerilla activities, civilian morale, the general attitude of freed slaves and the effectiveness of black troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2735.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Yeatman, Scott, 1838-1931. Family papers, 1860-1885 (bulk 1860-1863). 18 items. Location: Misc. Scott Yeatman of Glendale, Ohio, and Leonida "Nida" George of Dayton, Ohio, married on October 1, 1861. Her brother, Augustus George, served with the 5th Indiana Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Many of these letters were written by Augustus George to Scott & Leonida Yeatman and his mother, Anna Fulton George, describing military life during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Yost, William, 1841-1910. Civil War diary, 1863-1864. 1 diary. Location: Misc. William Yost enlisted with the 104th Ohio Infantry Regiment, organized at Massillon, Ohio, on August 4, 1862. This typescript of William Yost's diary records rations and clothing issued to men in his company; camp life; experiences marching through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia; and other events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4550.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Young, Robert Thomas, 1812-1890. Family Papers, 1793-1927 (bulk 1830-1890). 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:35, OS:Y. Cotton planter of the Plains in upper East Baton Rouge Parish. Correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, slave lists and bill of sale, personal papers, and printed items document the lives of the Young family. Included are letters written during the Civil War by Robert's sister-in-law, Julia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Zacharie, Carrie. Composition book, 1862-1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:Z. Student's composition book written at the Convent of Mercy, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Education     Religion     Women    
  • Zacharie, James Schatzell, 1844-1906. Diary, 1863-1864 (bulk 1863 Sept. 20-Nov. 5). 1 volume. Location: M:18. New Orleans writer and first president of the Louisiana State Museum Board of Curators. Diary reflects Zacharie's travels in Europe. He notes the occupation and living conditions of Jews in Amsterdam, Holland and Frankfort, Germany. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Jews     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Zackman, William. Letters, 1862-1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:Z. Union soldier from Maine encamped at Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Zackman's letters to family members, showing the enthusiastic reaction of a Northerner to southern scenery and tropical foods upon his arrival in Baton Rouge and later his disgust with the Louisiana climate and the hardships of military life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge